Happiness is conditional, and if we build our lives upon the sand of happiness, when the storm comes it will surely blow away. Joy on the other hand, is an unmovable state. It is not conditioned upon circumstances. In fact, sometimes joy is found in the worst of circumstances. Sometimes when you’ve got no reason to be joyful, when everything is falling apart, joy is conditioned upon a relationship with Jesus Christ.
What I started to realize was that God let me go back to him. He could have let me run this race longer and made the crash a lot bigger. Once you get in a race that God tells you not to get in, and the longer you go, the faster you go, the longer you go, the bigger the crash will be.