Monday, October 15, 2012

Finding JOY... Even in the Hard Places~

As I shared with you in this post....  

Sometimes I just find myself in a rut.  This past week was one of those times. I finally spent some much needed time with the Lord ... when the whole house was quiet.

Here is what He said to me~

Praise Changes Things~

Nothing pleases God more than praise as part of our prayer life, and nothing blesses someone who prays as much as the praise that is offered. I once received a great blessing from this while in China. I had recently received bad news from home, and deep shadows of darkness seemed to cover my soul. I prayed but the darkness remained. I forced myself to endure but the shadows only deepened. Then suddenly one day, as I entered a missionary's home at an inland station, I saw these words on the wall: "Try giving thanks." So I did, and in a moment every shadow was gone, never to return. Yes, the psalmist was right: "It is good to praise the Lord." (Ps. 92:1)
~Henry W. Frost

Just a little ways down the page .....

He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;
To added affliction He addeth His mercies,
To multiplied trials His multiplied peace.

Real JOY comes from Loving God, Loving others and Living fully...

Change your life and their life forever!
Grace~ Teena


  1. Always enjoy reading your posts. They are inspiring! Love ya, Laurie

  2. Teena,
    Joy has been hard for me lately. Life is hard. Having to let so much roll over me these days without letting it take me under. But as long as I look for the things to be grateful for I can find the spark that makes my heart beat. He is everything--gives us everything. My heart longs to beat as one with His.

    Bless you sweetie!! Love, Kris

  3. Thanks for sharing!!
    I love reading your post!
    May GOD bless you :0