Show me the joy!
Take me to the deepest darkest parts of your life and I’ll bet there are moments of unspeakable joy to be found there. Show me yours and I’ll show you mine. But then I already did show you mine. Everything I’ve written these last six months has been dripping with my pain. I laid it all out there for you to see. The good the bad and the ugly. In that, in the writing of my story, there was joy. The joy of finding the inner strength to be vulnerable and transparent. The joy of hearing you all say thank you and me too. The joy found in the act of being obedient to the work God called me too. He called me to write the hard things of life. The joy of finishing something that was so very hard to do. My 31 Days series is the piece of writing I am most proud of. I even wrote about finding joy in the midst of my brokenness. There is joy to be found if you will just open yourself up to it.
So, go ahead, show me the joy!
I want to say a heartfelt thank you to each of you that walked alongside me during these last six months. It has been my honor to share my story with you as I walked through a painful season of life. I would like to report that two people this week have asked me how my wedding plans are going. The fact that I have not fallen to pieces over that simple question gives me hope that maybe I have reached the other side of the pain. The enemy has been fighting hard this week to keep me bound by pain, but joy has prevailed. I love you, each and every one of you!
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