Authentic joy doesn't invalidate grief
Life is a marathon, and you can't run a marathon without training. Learning to walk with joy is the same way. It's a life-long process.
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. (James 1:2-4)
Running is the worst.
Now, walking is l…
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