Mom's pathology report came back. The mass was cancer. It also means she has cancer in another location. The next few months will be spent trying to find the primary site.
One of my New Year's Resolutions was to be Joyful in All Things.
All Things....those two words encompass the good, the bad, and the ugly.
True joy seems to be a hard emotion for many folks. People are certainly happy but joyful...well...that's different.
I'm convinced that true joy walks hand-in-hand with contentment. Contentment comes from a personal relationship with our Savior. Contentment is a fringe benefit our salvation.
However, worry and fear will cloud the joy in our lives. Since I'm a "worrier" by nature, I have to consciously decide to focus on the joy.
Even in the middle of uncertainty and pain, there are brief moments of joy...gentle teasing, spontaneous laughter, sweet memories, and dreams.
Rest in those moments. Rest in the joy. Rest in Him.