“If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.” —Carlos Santana
How To Choose Joy
We experience many sorrows in life and bad things happen to all of us. Our circumstances can go south in an instant and rob us of our happiness.
We may grieve the loss of a loved one, face the fears and effects of illness, or lose our security when we lose or change jobs.
How do we choose joy in the midst of painful changes and challenges?
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you.”
Ezekiel 36:26 NIV
This is good news! Joy does not depend on circumstances. We are free to choose how we react to our challenges and disappointments.
As believers in Christ, the Holy Spirit equips us to lean into our faith and choose JOY!
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
Romans 12:12 NIV
OpenYourTreasures is a place for you to find comfort and encouragement to meet life’s challenges “looking up” as you learn how to unlock more JOY!
“We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.” Joseph Campbell
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WHAT DOES KARYN WRITE, AND WHY?
Karyn is the author of Tragedy’s Treasures, A Mom’s Journey Through Grief. She is a freelance proofreader, wife, mom, grandmother, and cat lover.
Her son died in an early-morning car accident when he was sixteen. She writes to share how faith helped guide her through that devastating and life-changing tragedy.
She is also a breast cancer survivor and thriver. Karyn opted out of traditional treatments, and instead, completed her healing through diet, nutrition, supplements, essential oils, prayer, meditation, and exercise. Karyn writes about healing the body from within, and she is now cancer-free!