Joy at the end of the day

Many Christians find themselves joyless at the end of the day not because of any enormous problem, but becuase they haven’t known how to sanctify the little difficulties that arose.

From: Overcoming Lukewarmness by Francis Fernandez-Carvajal

  • Kat0427

    So true!

  • Juris Mater

    I think I’m joyless at the end of the day because of sheer exhaustion. Difficulties yes, but mostly just on a physical level, I feel dead on my feet by 4:30 or so. Maybe the trick is sanctifying little difficulties plus a pot of coffee, per Bethany’s recommendation?

    • Bethany

      A 4pm pot of coffee is sometimes the only way I can make it through bedtime. I’m now getting to the point where it almost gives me too much energy and then I don’t sleep, which perpetuates the problem. This definitely didn’t happen a few months ago. Slowly getting there!!

      • Kat0427

        Nodding my head as I drink a cup of iced coffee!

    • buildingcathedralstexasmommy

      Amen, JM! It is workshop week here, so I especially hear you! I was just in need of an attitude adjustment! And maybe some chocolate?

  • Kathy

    Thanks for posting this TxM! After a day in which I drove 3 children and 1 dear husband to various activities doctor’s appointments and had to handle issues with aging parents, I felt exhausted and joyless. As I write this post, I am rethinking my day to be grateful that I can drive everyone everywhere, that our local park system and school district have such great programs for children during the summer, that my dear husband’s medical test was negative. As for the aging parents, well, I guess be grateful that I can pray for guidance. Short post, but uplifting – thank you for giving me a joyful day.


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