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Today's Insight - May 31, 2013

  • 2013 May 31

Sails Set Toward Joy
by Charles R. Swindoll

A joyful heart makes a cheerful face.
Proverbs 15:13

I have discovered that a joyful countenance has nothing to do with one's age or one's occupation (or lack of it) or one's geography or education or marital status or good looks or circumstances.

Joy is a choice. 

It is a matter of attitude that stems from one's confidence in God—that He is at work, that He is in full control, that He is in the midst of whatever has happened, is happening, and will happen.

Either we fix our minds on that and determine to laugh again, or we wail and whine our way through life, complaining that we never got a fair shake. We are the ones who consciously determine which way we shall go.

Regardless how severely the winds of adversity may blow, we set our sails toward joy.

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