The source of our joy is the LORD, the Trinity in its fullness: God the Father is the maker of heaven and earth. He created all the beautiful, wonderful things we enjoy. Jesus (God the Son) is our redeemer and friend, our intercessor, and our Savior. God the Holy Spirit dwells in us, comforting us, guiding us...
Posts by Vaneetha Rendall Risner
Vaneetha writes and speaks about meeting God in suffering. She is the author of The Scars That Have Shaped Me: How God Meets Us in Suffering and her memoir, Walking Through Fire. You can find her writing at Desiring God and Vaneetha.com. Vaneetha lives in North Carolina with her husband Joel. She has two daughters, Katie and Kristi. Watch Choosing Joy in Suffering from Diamonds 2019.
I was torn about what to do. I begged God to take away this desire and he didn’t. So, I cried out to him to meet me amid this unfulfilled longing.
Habakkuk says that he will rejoice in the Lord today - in the midst of the devastation and loss. How is it possible to find joy when you've lost everything?
Singing happy songs to a heavy heart is cruel. Don’t tell grieving people that their pain is a gift or make them sing praise songs when they don’t want to. Don’t tell them that other people are suffering more than they are.