Friday, November 16, 2012

November 2012 Guest Post

This month's guest post comes to us from Nela. I hope you enjoy reading what Nela has to say!

What is Joy & Why do We Need it?

                                    Source: Uploaded by user via Nela on Pinterest
Joy...a feeling of bliss and happiness that burns in our souls and shines through our countenances when we are most content. Like a flower bud bursting open in the springtime. 

But it can also be hard to feel "joyful" when we are going through a hard time. We give into temptation, letting the feelings of doubt and despair enter our minds, making us wallow in self-pity.

But that's why we have a Savior. Even as we walk through "the valley of the shadow of death" He'll be there with us, giving the encouragement that we need as we listen and apply it to our everyday lives. 

So why do we need joy? Because it is what gives us hope. For without hope, we would have no faith, and without faith we would be hopelessly lost in a fallen world. But since Christ died for us over 2,000 years ago on a cross that should have been meant for us, we can now have eternal fellowship with Him. 
So what better joy is there, knowing that the Lord (the Creator of the universe and beyond) is on your side, and will help sustain you in your darkest hour? Nothing.


Hello! My name's Marianela (but everyone calls me Nella for short), and I'm a blogger over at "Beloved Star". Some of my passions and hobbies are cooking, baking, reading, writing, martial arts, exercising, photography, and of course, blogging. ;) I am also a sinner saved by the grace of God, through faith in the work of His Son, Jesus Christ. So come over and visit for awhile. I would love to meet you. :) 

I hope you all were encouraged by Nela's guest post today!
Thank you Nela for guest posting here, may the Lord bless you as you strive to live your life wholeheartedly for Him! ;-)

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