After a recent bout of clinical depression sinking me to my lowest pit, I find that I crave joy. I need to have joy in my life and want everyone around to have that joy!
Life is difficult, it always has been and always will be, we live in a fallen world. Looking around you in this world for true joy with true staying power is senseless. The only true source of joy is Jesus Christ. Any other source is temporary and can disappear in the blink of an eye. Jesus is for now, forever, for always!
Christ's love for us never waivers, never dissipates because He grows tired of us. His love is every present, always, forever and ever.
In our world we all crave love, truly, what's more wonderful than having someone love us and we love them back? It's an intense feeling to know that someone is thinking about you and loves you that deeply. The only problem with this love is that there are no guarantees, humans are not perfect and that love can waiver and die very quickly...we've all seen it happen time and time again.
I urge you to pick up a Bible, visit the Word and keep coming back to it. Find a good church that teaches God's Word, not a preacher that makes promises himself...that fellow is a fraud, only God's Word is truth, you can find it nowhere else.
If you find that your life is lonely, you can't seem to find a reason to smile and you have no joy...talk to the One who can give you peace beyond understanding, truly it's that wonderful! Only then can you understand...and want to share your joy with everyone!