How Do I Find Thankfulness and Joy When I’m Running on Empty?

Inside: That day, I smiled my way through and mimicked everyone’s festive mindset. How do you choose thankfulness and joy when you don’t feel it?

Today I’m sharing over at Kelly Basham’s site: Blossom in Faith. Her site is great! I don’t know about you, but I want to be someone who blossoms among life. That brings hope and a smile that reflects our Savior. I think you will really enjoy her site!

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 How Do I Find Thankfulness and Joy When I'm Running on Empty? Messes, problems and trying circumstances can put us in a foul mood for the holidays. Being around family, different schedules and stressful situations can make us ask why? We can find joy and thankfulness during these times.

11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow (John 15:11,  NLT).

Thanksgiving was here. And honestly, thankfulness was the furthest thing from my mind.

I had family around me, good food to eat and a roof over my head, but it had been a long, tough season. Everything inside of me was reeling from a place of hurt. The pain was prolonged, and gratitude was hard to muster up.

That day, I smiled and mimicked everyone’s festive mindset, but it wasn’t the way I really felt.

How do you choose thankfulness and joy when inside there is only a feeling of emptiness?

How Do I Find Thankfulness and Joy When I'm Running on Empty? Messes, problems and trying circumstances can put us in a foul mood for the holidays. Being around family, different schedules and stressful situations can make us ask why? We can find joy and thankfulness during these times.

 

Four Truths about God and My Feelings:

  1. God is faithful.
  2. He never changes.
  3. Feelings will constantly change.
  4. My feelings will confuse, twist and lie to me.

On Earth, tough seasons will continually come.  According to the Bible, hard times will happen.

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7 thoughts on “How Do I Find Thankfulness and Joy When I’m Running on Empty?

  1. Julie, I was just thinking about feelings this morning. Number 4 on your list is so true, Our feelings do lie to us! Thank you for sharing this with us. Thankful God is always faithful!

    1. Lisa- Feelings are funny aren’t they? I think I place too much worth my feelings about what’s real and then I live based on my feelings. I need to rely on more of what I know, what’s truth in God’s Word. Maybe I wouldn’t be so shaken up when my feelings are present.
      Julie

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