Posted by: Pure Glory | 09/11/2019

Joy Or Regrets?

by Hazel Straub

Living a mere existence, as a survivor due to reliving the trauma of the past? Do regrets and rehearsal of all the negative things of the past, dominate your thought life? Or do you experience life giving joy, despite difficulties?

God gifts us with joy overflowing, through the Holy Spirit. No matter what happens to us we can still have joy that bubbles up from within us. Joy is our strength

But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions:
joy that overflows,
peace that subdues,
patience that endures,
kindness in action,
a life full of virtue,
faith that prevails,
gentleness of heart, and
strength of spirit.
Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless. (Galatians 5:22-23 TPT)

Jesus laid down his life, enduring the cross because of the joy set before him. He put his trust in Father God, filled with joy, despite the pain. When we trust God he provides joy, even in difficult experiences. Forgive your offenders and yourself. Let go of the past, and its pain.

Praise the Lord in joyful praise and rejoice in the present. The presence of God inhabits our praises and changes us from the inside and joy flows out of us, in the middle of life’s challenges.

Then he broke through and transformed all my wailing
into a whirling dance of ecstatic praise!
He has torn the veil and lifted from me
the sad heaviness of mourning.
He wrapped me in the glory garments of gladness.
How could I be silent when it’s time to praise you?
Now my heart sings out loud, bursting with joy—
a bliss inside that keeps me singing,
“I can never thank you enough!” (Psalm 30:11-12 TPT)

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  1. Amen! Its so important to focus on the good in life. Its all about our thoughts and our mindset.

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    • Yes! As we think in our heart, so are we. Our thoughts direct how we live.


  2. It’s all about having the focus on the joy that comes from the Lord. It will alleviate suffering and does away with past regrets.

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  3. Hazel, I praise God for all He has done! I would love to chat more. Email me at


    • Mountain Laurel, I would enjoy chatting with you further. I got a failure on mail delivery. Please contact me again with a good email address.



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