The Rev. Bobby Schuller, grandson of Crystal Cathedral founder Rev. Robert H. Schuller, shares a moment with guest pastor Kay Warren during a service at the church in Garden Grove. (Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times / April 30, 2012)
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Warren told the congregation about her own struggles to find joy even when the Bible clearly states a Christian's life should be full of joy.
"Honestly, I've struggled with low level depression for most of my life. So the idea of joy doesn't come so naturally to me," she said. "I began to wonder if 'joy' wasn't something that was just supposed to remain between the pages of the Bible - that it didn't really have that much to say in my life."
Her search for answers to finding joy in her life led to her teaching a Bible study at Saddleback also available online, Warren recently told The Christian Post. During the study she realized that the subject of finding joy had "obviously hit a nerve, and I realized I wasn't the only one that was struggling."
"We get confused over what's the difference between happiness and joy," Warren told the several hundred in attendance at the Crystal Cathedral. "We tend to use those interchangeably, but they are not at all my brothers and sisters. Happiness is all about what's happening externally."
Source: Christian Post | Alex Murashko