Comments on: True Joy in the words of Elton Trueblood God...I thirst for you ~ Ps 63 Wed, 06 Nov 2013 04:53:21 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jennifer Wed, 02 May 2012 07:28:31 +0000 Answer to your last question, definitely. My uncle, who was more like a grandfather to me, passed away a couple of months ago due to cancer. Although my family, myself included, were in deep grieving and it was and still is such a hard time, I still fee, as you put it, warmed by the presence of Christ. Even during the funeral etc, I still felt this joy and a hope deep in my heart because I had hope in Christ. But more wonderful than feeling this myself, was actually being able to share that hope and love with some of my grieving family members. thanks for the post Lazo! ]]> By: Sandy Tue, 01 May 2012 13:06:40 +0000 “the Christian does not have to choose between sadness or joy, but can live comfortable between both world” …. Chris, I’m not sure this is true of suffering and grief. It is most difficult to choose anything when doubled over by the pain of suffering. My pray is often “Lord, have mercy on my and hold me up.” Afterwards, the lyrics of this song is often my experience:
“When all of a sudden
I am unaware of these
Afflictions eclipsed by glory
And I realize how beautiful You are”

I appreciate your authentic perspective!

By: kylebarton Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:42:11 +0000 “…not a way of denying the tears, but rather a way of affirming something which is deeper than tears.”

Awesome quote. This sheds light on Paul’s word in Phil 4:4, “rejoice in the Lord always.” This is not attempting to always ‘look on the brighter side’. It is affirming something deeper.