Wednesday, January 10, 2007

On pain and joy...

don posts an interesting post (January 9th...but they're all good!) This hit me on many levels today. I'm dealing with a couple of issues that I can do nothing about at the moment. Absolutely nothing. I'd rather not post my problem at this time...you all know me too well that I certainly would if I could. I'm fine...just dealing with these issues is very painful right now. I like what Don's post says about joy. I'm certainly finding that joy amidst the pain and it's because of Him.

6 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

I used to but I'm not sure that I ascribe to the differences between joy and happiness any longer. It seems that talking about joy as something internal and happiness external creates a weird phenomenon where we try to deny the reality of our pain and cloak it with joy talk. I don't think that joy and happiness are that much different. As with happiness, sometimes you have to wait for joy to come in the morning. All that said I have to admit that I am still thinking about this and may be way off base.

Praying with you Karen for the morning to come quickly.

Blessings, Bob

chris said...

I enjoy Don's post as well! I am also enjoying reading your stuff!

Anonymous said...

Karen I hope you are well. It has been a few days since your post. Joy is with us, it is the love we are given.
Prayers for you as you rest safely in His hands.

Paige

Blogger is being mean to me these days...

BarBarA said...

Hey Karen, praying big prayers for you. I didn't even read Don's post, but will later if time permits.

You are not alone.

I like what K Bob said...I've had a problem with the joy/happy thing too.

Bruce said...

I'm sorry you are having to struggle through the pain...I pray things are better now.

B~

Karen said...

thank you all!