Where are you in the cup half-full/half-empty spectrum? True confession, when left to my natural bent, I revert to half-empty, so when I determine to be joy-FULL in 2022 it’s a bit of a stretch.

What’s in the cup varies but, let’s face it, it’s never 100% full—which means it comes down to choice, doesn’t it? Which portion of the cup will I focus on, and how can I pull my attention away from the empty part? The beginning of Romans 15:13 gives me a clue:

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing.

Joy—a half-full attitude—comes from what I believe. When I believe God is…

  • In control
  • Has a plan for me
  • Only acts in love and faithfulness
  • Works all things out to bless me
  • Supplies my needs
  • Cares about me, my days, my losses, my half-emptiness

…I see the fulness in my glass—and the potential for a cup that runs over.

When choosing to view our life as half-empty or half-full let’s elevate our belief in God. When we esteem Him higher than our needs or disappointments, we’ll find that goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives (Psalm 23:6).

The joy of the Lord really is our strength!

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