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    by Shelly Weiss

How to Keep the Joy
Date Posted: December 26, 2007

The day after Christmas tends to be a busy day in the mental health field as people are dealing with let downs from Christmas, family conflicts, and returning to work (which is where I find myself). I’ve gotta be honest - I did not think this day would come when I had to return to such an oppressive environment. If I think about the reality, I will make myself physically sick, angry, bitter, and asking God, “why???”

That is how we tend to react to things seen, not knowing what God is doing in the background. If you find yourself discouraged today, let me challenge you to focus on the many reasons you have to Praise God and search his Word for direction, joy, and hope. In Jeremiah 15:15-21, Jeremiah did this as he was hated for no reason and suffered without seeing any reprieve in sight. While he did not understand why he had to endure such ill-treatment from others, he knew God understood... he knew God saw him staying apart from evildoers, and he found his joy in God’s Word.

Remember, when we trust and obey, the world may fight against us, but they will never overcome us.

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Biography Information:
Shelly is a 30 something year old licensed therapist with cerebral palsy who is transitioning onto a whole new path in her life. As someone who was never limited by her disability, through recent declines in her health and abilities, God is humbling her despite her stubborn resistance. She is closer to Jesus than she ever has been as He carries her with His strength, protects her with His armor, and empowers her with His Spirit.She uses her writing and speaking gifts to fulfill her ultimate purpose of bringing glory to God through her life.
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