“We must face this problem [of joyless Christians] for the sake of the Kingdom of God and for the glory of God. In a sense a depressed Christian is a contradiction in terms, and he is a very poor recommendation for the gospel.” ~Martin Lloyd-Jones
“True spiritual joy shines brightest against the darkness of trials, tragedy, and testing and the blacker the background, the greater the brilliance. Similarly, life’s dark struggles make Christian joy more intense and our heartfelt praise more glorious.” ~Elizabeth George, God’s Garden of Grace, pg. 47.
“Do your kids get the impression from you that serving God is something you really enjoy or merely endure?” ~Donald S. Whitney
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