Joy is a by-product of self-forgetfulness.
Those who hunt down Joy are perpetually frustrated, but those who walk humbly, prayerfully, and gratefully with God find Joy a regular companion on their journey. Instead of chasing Joy this week, let’s simply aim to do what God asks of us in the moment: “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). I think “we are able to taste a moment of eternal rest when we refuse to exalt in the self-importance of our tasks” (The Cry of the Soul).
Not an easy goal for me. What about you?