About Joy

Joy is the product of an abiding faith that enables the faithful to overcome all obstacles. It consists of eternity and it is surety of  the gift of eternal life that Jesus offers to all who believe in Him. This kind of joy isn’t dependent upon anything material and no earthly circumstance can destroy it. It is the bond of the believer to God, through Jesus Christ and nothing can break that bond. It is an internal refuge for all who belong to Jesus. It is the believers source of strength. True joy is Jesus living in the hearts of those who love and trust Him.

59 thoughts on “About Joy

    1. You’re welcome, sweetheart. It is also, good for me to write about joy. When we have Jesus in our life, joy is there no matter what pain we are currently, experiencing but sometimes, we need reminding. I write to remind others as I also, remind myself. Thank you for your sweet comment. You made my day!

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      1. I really have been struggling with this so I feel like the Lord may have just lead me to you :)) it really can be difficult to find joy when situations are sad in life. I really really want to be happy again. I feel it is time! I’m joyful I found you and this unique gift you offer- I thank you! I am excited to discover more. 💖💖

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      2. There have been points in my life when I was so overwhelmed with grief and pain that I wasn’t mad at God but I didn’t care if he love me or what His plan was. I wanted the one I love back, whole, in tact. My child didn’t die physical death but certain people murdered him on the inside. He’s never been the same and I’ve been waiting for him to be restored to God to himself for a long time. It hurts every day and it will hurt until that restoration happens or I pass away. I have found though that joy in Jesus is the gift that gives me refuge from the pain and the relief I need to continue. My prayers are with you and though I know you won’t be the same as you were before, God will be faithful to fill what has died in you with more of Himself. Recovery is becoming and Jesus will use all of this to make you the woman He desires you to be. I’m excited too and I’m sure I will also, be blessed by you. Sweet and peaceful dreams.
        Love,
        Pam

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  1. Your description of joy is point on and one I have learned to capture over the years. Last year when my son suddenly died, I found such peace in the joy I have in Jesus. The strength He has given me is beyond my understanding and I gladly accept every ounce of it! ~ Blessings of joy to you ~

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    1. Thank you for thinking of me. I accept and also, appreciate the patience as the driving force of “having something important to say today” often, causes me to put these things on the back burner…procrastination is one of my besetting sins.:0) Love you.

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  2. Dearest Pam,
    Thank you for encouraging us to be joyful as we believe in and obey our glorious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Praise God that joy is a fruit of the indwelling Holy Spirit Who blesses us with His blessings during our sojourn on this earth. Thank you so much for reading and following holdingforthhisword. May Christ’s abundant blessings be multiplied in your life. Amen!

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    1. Hi Andrew, I’m pretty goofy in real life…joy is very serious business you know.;-) I want hurting people to know they can hurt and still have the joy of Jesus. So, I write about painful things with a hopeful message. Of course, it is possible to have joy and also, be happy. I’m more often happy than sad. I love to poke fun.

      The avatar is very serious. It is the Arabic letter “N” that stands for Nazarene or Nazarini and it is painted on the doors of Christians who are being persecuted and slaughtered in the Middle East. The cross is obvious. What is happening to these Christians is very similar to the yellow star imposed on Jews by the Nazis. I don’t think it gets the attention it deserves so, I’m using it to support my persecuted brothers and sisters and hopefully, draw attention to their suffering. It also, reminds me of what I’m willing to die for.

      Thank you for visiting my blog and I’s alsa wanna thank you-uns fer celebratin’ Apalacha wit me. Thars no place more Americun than Apalacha.:0) God bless.

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      1. Thanks to Jesus I’m joyful even when I feel sad. His joy never abandons me. Of course, I treasure happy days that are downright knee slappin’ hilarious! I’m not so mysterious, just Pam, a paradox like all others. God bless.

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      2. !s there a way to email you outside of your blog to converse privately? If you want I can send you my email but I do not want it public so you would have to trash the comment containing it (y’all bitter promise now) I did not see a “contact me” option at Joy Indestructible but perhaps I missed it.

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      3. Since I’ve commented on your blog, you should be able to see my email. I don’t mind emailing peaceful fellow bloggers but I don’t want my email public either. If that doesn’t work, I’ll try to figure something else out.

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  3. This is so beautifully said–“an unbreakable bond”, “an internal refuge”–I can’t agree with you More! I was drawn here from Dajena’s blog, and because of my fascination with your gravatar–you have a lovely blog. May you enjoy a Most Blessed Christmas that lingers in your heart throughout the New Year–Jael

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  4. I was so very tickled to see such a concise and “right-on” description of the Fruit of the Spirit, Joy and it is evident that our Lord has blessed you with a deep understanding. This is something that I have always tried to encourage others into pursuing since the first time I read Nehemiah 8:10b, “Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” The Lord showed me as He is so often trying to do, to show me that it isn’t our joy in Him that makes us strong, but HIS joy in US that makes us strong!
    I love your writing from what I have read so far and even though I am right in the middle of something and saw your “like” and had to check out your “Joy Indestructible” site, I will be back and check out your other posts. In the meantime, God bless you richly for all you do and the gifts you share with all who come by!!

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    1. Welcome Roland and thank you for your encouraging comment. The Bible also, says that joy is inexpressible and I’m finding there aren’t enough words to fully, express the joy believers have in Jesus but I keep trying. I’ll be looking forward to knowing you better. God bless and keep you and yours.

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  5. Kindred souls connecting in the blogosphere makes my heart happy. Thank you for following my blog. I’m slow responding to notifications these days, but I’m nonetheless delighted to meet you and follow.

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  6. Nice definition of a rod that this world doesn’t really understand. And thank you for visiting my Psalmist blag. I pray you find Joy in some of my writings as well.

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    1. Hi Jacqui, I’m okay a bit overwhelmed by life right now. My left hand is still giving me fits and I’m giving it a break. I’m working through doc appointments and I’m hoping I’ll be on some kind of regimen soon and have some kind of routine in my life. Right now I just don’t have any extra for blogging but I plan to be back. How are you?

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    1. Thank you, Jacqueline. I have managed to get most of the strength back in my left hand and am getting around much better than earlier this summer. I still don’t know exactly what happened. They’re still trying to figure things out. Now my computer is sick but I hope to have a new one soon and get back to some blogging. How are you dear one?

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    1. I one, I’ve paid for another year but I just don’t seem to have anything to say or I’m so busy I can’t hear what the Lord wants me to say. For everything there is a season and I hope to back writing again. I also, hope you are well, happy, and blessed.

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  7. Blogging can be an important ministry but there are other ways to perform ministry for the Lord – even that of wife, mother, employee, or whatever other role a Christian has to give priorities to. I love the blogging, but I am glad I did not begin any earlier in my life. I had a very fulfilling life doing other things. Ir was just when age and health slowed me down that I had to find something I could do at home. So to everything there is a season. Do not be troubled by not doing everything. If you get back I will probably find you. Or you can come knocking at my door. Thanks for your reply. Be blessed as you bless others.

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    1. These are wise words, Oneta and thank you for them. I know if I write without the prompting of the Holy Spirit, what I write will just be words and not ministry. Not that there is anything wrong in writing to write but my time is better spent doing as He directs. Now that the holidays are over, I may have more time at least, to read. God bless.

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