Your soul can never be extinguished, joy is always available . . . it never evaporates completely. The delight, His delight rising in you and me is so foundational to your ‘self’, then every other circumstance can lie on top of joy. Even grief. You can grieve with your whole heart, and still sense your joy. You can feel anger and heart pains, and be aware of your joy sitting just behind the curtain, patient waiting for your retrieval.
You, yes – YOU, can incite reassurance here. You can get duped, lied about, used, dumped on, and wound through a twister, and still feel held by the joy of His presence – the truth of your existence. There is so much more going on in the heavenlies than you think you know. Trust Him. Trust His ways. He is at work in you and your loves.
Keep standing. His presence is our constant call home to our true nature. You grow in joy with every trial; look for it You will find Him.
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