When Joy is Elusive

This is my story, this is my song…praising my Savior all the day long!

Joy has often been elusive for me. Or possibly it was my own idea of what JOY is that made it seem elusive for me.

But, just like the beatitudes in Matthew, often God’s view of things is totally counter-cultural to the world’s. Blessed are those who mourn? Blessed are the meek? Count it ALL JOY when you face trials? The joy OF THE LORD is my strength? YOU will fill me with joy? I have been studying joy & abundant life in the Scriptures. God is teaching me so much through His Word. He is changing me from the inside out.

Anti-depressants stole my personality for years. They stole my joy. They stole my emotions. Depression rocked my world.  {This is not a suggestion to go off of yours, mine helped me in the beginning. I am not a medical professional. I am only sharing from my personal experience.}


He is restoring my IMAGE BEARER personality. He is restoring my JOY. He is restoring my emotions. God created emotions, you know. He didn’t create us to TRUST our emotions but He did create our emotions. For me, anti-depressants took away the lows (praise God!) but they also took away the highs, the tears, the laughter.God has used so many things to change my heart. There is no easy fix, I’m sorry to say. But there are things that can help and are helping to restore my joy!

5 Things God is Using to Restore my Joy

God has used a combination of these things to give me my joy back.

  1. Praying His Word. Clinging to His promises. Claiming them as my own.
  2. God’s medicine cabinet full of essential oils and supplements — you know one of the biggest benefits of using oils regularly is emotional stability, right?
  3. Changing my diet, slowly but surely. Less grains, less sugar. I’m trying.
  4. More exercise & strength training than I’ve ever done before.
  5. Good sleep, but also going off my sleep meds has helped me sleep BETTER & wake up feeling energized.

I would love to walk alongside you on this wellness journey…this battle for JOY…this ABUNDANT LIFE we’ve been given.

Starting with essential oils is a great first step!! Dealing with our stress & anxiety will go a long way in helping us grab hold of the PEACE and JOY God offers. We are not “stuck” with the negative qualities of our personalities. We are never hopeless. God is always in the business of MAKING US NEW. Who is with me?

When you join my team!

  • 11 oils (there are oils in the kit for restful sleep, immunity, mood, emotional stability, cleaning, skin, pain, respiratory care & more)
  • 1 diffuser
  • Samples (including 2 samples of the Ningxia Red Super fruit juice supplement)
  • Entrance to the closed Facebook group the Oily Sisterhood, led by Dr. Edie Wadsworth
  • Monthly oily newsletter from me
  • Personal attention from your team leaders

Click here to get started with essential oils! 


Author: Candace Crabtree

I'm Candace and I'm grateful you're here. It is my heart's desire to encourage you while you're visiting and remind your heart of the truths of God's Word and the power of His love to transform lives. Great is His faithfulness! {Note: this blog does use affiliate links.}

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