That big test I took last week? I failed. By two tiny points. In the eternal scheme of things, that is small, but we all know that in the now those feelings of defeat can be crushing. I do not want to study more and I sure as heck don’t want to sit through another four hour exam. But the truth is, this is bigger than a test. This, like everything else in life, can be Kingdom work if approached in the right way. .
So this morning I cried frustrated ugly tears in the shower and I asked for joy. I know this may seem silly to so many, and I know, I KNOW, there are 5 billion problems on this planet bigger than mine. I do not take that perspective lightly. But I also think that the joy of the Lord does not discriminate between circumstances. God can show up in the small things--big glasses of sweet tea and beautiful blooms of Spring. I’m praying for joy spots for you today too, friend. If there’s a way I can be lifting you up specifically, please let me know in the comments or via message.