When You’ve Lost the Joy of Your Salvation

11 thoughts on “When You’ve Lost the Joy of Your Salvation”

  1. You are so right on, it is living in complete surrender and humility not expecting anything. Then in return through His grace he fills us with unexplainable blessings of peace and joy.

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    1. Love you Jen! Love that we can journey together. Sometimes these feelings can bring such shame…we should have it all together, be happy. And it’s so counter-cultural to stop trying to be happy, to stop focusing on it and start trusting God for our joy no matter the circumstances. I am thankful for a patient, loving, faithful Teacher and for friends to learn alongside. 🙂

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    1. Praying for you Susie, that you will find such joy in surrender. It’s a daily battle, but He is faithful! Love you!

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  2. Wow Betsy! It’s as if you are writing from my heart as well… Look at Daddy God! So creative and amazing. So gracious to not let us walk this journey alone… So Faithful, through it all… Thank you for sharing! Bless you real good, always, always!

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  3. So well written. Many of us experience this emptiness while knowing we are blessed. Yet God uses that emptiness to redirect us to him. As I typed this, I was reminded of an insight God gave me many years ago; a tight rope walker must fix their eyes on a constant to not lose balance. When my constant was Jesus, my spirit was filled with joy and strength for the journey. It’s time for me to refocus on our Savior. Thank you Betsy, love and prayers. 💕Joyce.

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    1. Thank you Joyce! What a beautiful visual, and so very accurate. May He continually redirect my wandering eyes to Him!

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  4. Well now you’ve got me thinking: Consider the last time or two when you were genuinely filled with the joy/happiness you describe here. Outline the context as detailed as possible–the physical environment, the social interactions, the nature of your daily spiritual practice, the reading, the amount of sleep you had the night before.

    What was present then that is not present in these other moments?

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