Sometimes the journey of life is painfully hard, and it is difficult to “count it all joy”, but there is joy, joy in the journey, if we only look for it.
That’s my life right now. A painful journey it may be at times, but there is an amazing amount of joy in my journey too. I only have to look beside me when I wake up in the morning to see it. I only have to glance out the window as I work, to see it. I only have to look across the table at dinner time at the face of the girl I grew up with to see it. I only have to look at the golden faces of the dandelions in the lawn to see it. I only have to look up, and I see it, no feel it in the depths of my soul.
The road may be rough and thorny, life may take from me some of the things I held as dear and precious, but God never takes away anything without giving us grace, strength to go on, and yes…beautiful joy to help heal some of the wounds.
The past is past. What is done is done. It’s today that I have. It’s just beginning, and it’s going to be a beautiful, joyful day on the Journey.