What Steals Your Joy?

Leon Fontaine Devoted

Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world. Philippians 2:14-15 (NKJV) Nothing squashes joy faster than complaining. It’s impossible to complain at the same time as being focused on what you’re grateful for. When our minds are consumed with things that make us angry, upset and disappointed, we lose sight of …

When You Need A Good Dose Of Joy…

Leon Fontaine Devoted

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. Psalm 100:4 (NKJV) When we’re going through pain, joy may seem far out of reach, but we have to remember that joy and happiness are two very different things. Happiness comes from good happenings, but joy runs much deeper. We can experience His joy even as we walk through the pain. God is always with us, but today’s verse says …

Joy At The Same Time As Pain?

Leon Fontaine Devoted

And do not be worried, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and your stronghold. Nehemiah 8:10 (AMP) When dealing with a serious problem, joy is probably the last thing on your mind. The thing is, joy is vital, especially when we’re dealing with serious problems. It’s a fruit of the Spirit and it flows from the presence of God. Often we assume that we can’t experience joy at the same time as pain or sadness, but it’s …