I love listening to the sound of rain. There’s just something about it that’s comforting. It’s calm. It’s relaxing. It’s familiar. The gentle release of water that is so very tranquil.
We live in a self-centered society. There are so many crazy messages being thrown around about self through movies, books, magazines, websites, and social media — and that’s just to name a few. ‘How to live your best life now,’ ‘how to get people to notice you,’ and ‘how to self promote,’ are just a few of the memos people are getting today.
Let’s state the obvious. Finding joy in everyday life is definitely not easy. There are many things that cause us to have a bad attitude about our lives and the situations we are in and go through. But living in those kind of attitudes and moods is not where God wants us to be. He wants us to live joyfully.
Let’s face reality. Life is tough. It’s crazy busy. You feel you barely have any time to do the things you love. The people you hang out with don’t seem like friends anymore. You isolate yourself, because it seems no one is talking to you or making effort to hang out. Keeping up with every responsibility just doesn’t seem worth the effort. You’re failing at things. Sleep isn’t in your schedule anymore. You bring yourself down, because you can’t ever be like “that girl” or “that guy.” Your life is an endless cycle keeping up with the game. And on top of it all, maybe something horrible has happened in your life. It’s overwhelming. You can’t bear it anymore. You ask yourself, is living worth it anymore?