Jesus Calling: October 22ndNo matter what your circumstances may be, you can find Joy in My Presence. On some days Joy is generously strewn along your life-path, glistening in the sunlight. On days like that, being content is as simple as breathing the next breath or taking the next step. Other days are overcast and gloomy; you feel the strain of the journey, which seems endless. Dull gray rocks greet your gaze and cause your feet to ache. Yet Joy is still attainable. Search for it as for hidden treasure.
Begin by remembering that I have created this day; it is not a chance occurrence. Recall that I am present with you whether you sense My Presence or not. Then, start talking with Me about whatever is on your mind. Rejoice in the fact that I understand you perfectly, and I know exactly what you are experiencing. As you continue communicating with Me, your mood will gradually lighten. Awareness of My marvelous Companionship can infuse Joy into the grayest day.
Psalm 21:6 (NLT)
6 You have endowed him with eternal blessings
and given him the joy of your presence.
Proverbs 2:4 (NLT)
4 Search for them as you would for silver;
seek them like hidden treasures.
Additional insight regarding Proverbs 2:4: By "them," the author means commands (2:1), wisdom and understanding (2:2), and insight and understanding (2:3), which are all much more valuable than worldly hidden treasures.