Longing for Transformation

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There is always something that we wish to change in our lives. It was the transformation from winter to spring that I longed for this year. It seemed to take forever for nature to wake up and be alive again. Every time I felt the bitter cold in my face I asked: where are you spring? Why haven’t you come? For months, mother nature’s heart refused to be warmed.

In one of my favorite films, Little Women (1994), Jo March says that she is “longing for transformation.” I know precisely how she feels. Don’t you?

In each of our lives there are stages, some good and some bad. It’s the bad stages that seem to drone on forever. It feels like there is no end, for we cannot see it ahead.

With whatever someone is going through, a family member sick or in the hospital, financial burdens, continuous frustration, any trial that we may have, are we guaranteed an end? Are we handed a calendar with a big X on it, symbolizing the day of the transformation from bad to good? No. So how can we continue on with a smile? If there is something to bog down our happiness, why be happy?

As Christians, we “know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 KJV. Trials, loss, pain; it’s all temporary. Every moment we live longing for transformation is a moment of building hope and faith in God. The question is, can we push past our heavy burdens and finally reach that transformation? Only with God’s help, we can. The Lord may let trials fall in our path, but he is always there to help us, never forsaking us. He makes sure that we are equipped, so that we may walk through those trials and come out the other side with a smile.

Choose to look at each of your trials as a test. Can you keep faith that God knows best as you wait for that transformation? Can you keep a smile and uplifted heart as you wait for that change? Can you use your situation for Him? Can you trust in the Lord?

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” KJV

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What trials have been in your heart lately?

Do you have any prayer requests? Just let me know and I’ll be happy to pray for you.

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Megan Joy

Quote of the Week // 39th Week

Quote of the Week - 39th Week Simply Megan Joy Blog

George Gordon Byron, more commonly known as “Lord Byron” was born in 1788. He was a poet and politician, most famous for his 1819 narrative poem, “Don Juan.” He fell ill just before planning to attack the fortress of Lepanto, Greece in 1824 and died a few months later.

Laughter is like a magical antidote that has the power of medicine. It can temporarily set aside our worries and trouble and can even change our mood and the way we think. Laughter is massively powerful! Maybe that’s why there are so many sit-coms and comical movies out there. Laughter is contagious, but also a medicine.

Being grumpy for no reason at all won’t make us happy. If we have the chance to be happy, yet choose to be grumpy, we’re neither doing ourselves any favors, nor the people around us. We all fall into that ditch of being grumpy for no good reason sometimes, but luckily there is a cure! It is, like Byron says, cheap and easy to find. It’s laughter, of course, the funniest medicine of all time!

So when you have the chance to laugh, grab it, and use it like medicine to mend the hollows of everyday life! Choose to laugh rather than be grumpy and you’ll be a lot happier.

Proverbs 17:22a – “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine:” KJV

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Do you believe that laughter can be used as a medicine?

When was the last time laughter made you feel better?

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Megan Joy