This month’s theme of Joy can be a perplexing subject. For all the things we’re told joy is not… “It’s not happiness.” “It’s not temporal.” “It’s not [fill in the blank] .” ...we have a hard time identifying and defining what true joy actually is.
As we work through this month’s theme, we want to help you go on a journey toward joy. We want you to know with certainty where joy is found and what is its source. We want you to feel equipped to discover joy in the small moments that matter deeply. We hope to encourage you to tap into joy, even when you are surrounded by trouble. And we want you to be empowered to share in joy with those around you as you believe for a joyful future.
At the same time, we know and understand as a team, that joy is not intended to gloss over the harsh realities that so many in our Faithbox community deal with. We know that speaking about joy doesn’t erase things like depression, or deep hurts, or overwhelming circumstances.
Our goal this month is to encourage you and to inspire you. We want you to know that there are thousands of other people on this journey with you – each with their own individual stories, but each pressing toward discovering and experiencing real joy.
So as we move forward, let’s be encouraged by the fact that we’re all in this together!
You can also follow along with the online video series, available on faithbox.com/youtube