Walking beside the sea, I spied this family frolicking together.
They seemed to be having so much fun and the way they were reflected in the wet sand made this shot irresistible.
I felt it a fitting photo to go with this verse.
To be always full of the joy of the Lord, no matter our circumstances, must be possible if God tells us to do it.
Happiness comes and goes with what is happening.
Joy, on the other hand, comes from the Strong Place within, our spirit, which is the dwelling place of God’s Spirit.
So many times when I felt like circumstances around me were overwhelming, if I pushed past what I was feeling, the turmoil of my emotions, I could sense within that Strong Place.
I am reassured that, no matter what, all is well with God as the Rock beneath my feet that cannot be shaken.