Joy in Your Presence

My life has been so busy lately. That’s been my answer for everyone who asks how I’ve been.

Busy. Busy, busy, busy.

Maybe that’s why Psalm 16:11 hit me like a slap in the face:SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

It’s the kind of verse that makes me realize how far off track I’ve been here of late. Caught up in the mundane. Just pushing to get through another moment. Another day.

In the hustle and bustle of everything happening in my life—the tasks I have to complete and the dreams I yearn to see fulfilled—I’ve forgotten an essential thing.

There is joy to be found in the journey. Joy to be found in the One who gives life to those as undeserving as I.

And I find that what I’ve been missing these last few weeks is joy. The joy I used to find in His presence. The joy that unveils itself with every step God leads me through.

The path of life is just that: life. It’s not meant to be routine. It’s not intended to become mundane. It is meant to be lived. Fully. With joy in His presence and eternal pleasures at His right hand.

And for too long I’ve been forgetting to live so fully.

Today I come to find joy in His presence again.

5 thoughts on “Joy in Your Presence

  1. Why must I constantly be reminded of this? I wish very much that I could live in every moment with joy flowing from my heart, but I guess that’s why God created grace. Thanks for reminding me once again, Rebekah!

  2. I will write a little song ‘my brains sang’ in church yesterday.
    Here it goes: Everything is beautiful when I look in Your eyes, everything is beautiful when I look in Your eyes.
    I find joy, joy, joy when I look in Your eyes, I find peace, peace, peace when I look in Your eyes. I see sorrow turn into joy when I look through Your eyes, ashes turn to beauty when I look through Your eyes.
    I forgot the rest, but the point is, yes there is fullnes of Joy in His presence and He is so good to remind us of that.

  3. Yes yes yes! Oh how I needed to read this today!! God always knows just what I need. I, too, have seemed to lose the joy of my journey as of late, and have been struggling to get it back. Thank you so much for sharing your heart. ❀

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