Clinging to God has come to me through death. Not just come to me, but been my salvation in this life. Spirit, from God, through Jesus, has comforted and soothed my aching, lonely soul.

And so I ask, do I need death to cling to God? I fear that my clinging is from pain and need alone. What type of clinging is this that only reaches out in grief?

But then I’m reminded as joy returns among the shadows, that Spirit is shining this joy within me. God is having mercy upon me and relieving this pain. And more than relieving, He is blessing with joy and hope.

So as I walked today, I sang How Great Thou Art, and marveled at God’s creation as I observed the birds flitter and chirp, the trees blow in the wind, and the clouds float across the sky. My being swelled in gratitude and love that my God, my Love, does truly love me first. This clinging feels different, but I’m finding that my soul still clings to God, even in joy. Thank you God. Thank you Jesus. Thank you Spirit.

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4 thoughts on “JOY

    1. Lisa, I feel guilt writing these words for you to read. Then I remember that God’s presence here or there, will bring peace and joy, yes, that is beyond all understanding. I got to see Randy in joy, so I’m convinced. I’m still praying fervently for you…. Love…


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