Joy is everlasting. I’m a failure at being able to instantly recall biblical passages to know from where this comes, and embarrassed to Google it because I should know its source. The quote comes to me as I hear of a friend’s death and wonder how does one keep our inner joy in the midst of sorrow. How do we remain in place when we are bombarded by minor irritations and oncoming depression. Well each of us has an eternal fountain in our soul, and no man or circumstance can cease its flow. The fountain’s source is God.

God’s joy is unaffected and unchanged by things external. If external things are the source of our joy then they also have to power to destroy our joy. If we drink from the soul’s fountain we will not be sad at times and joyful at others, depending on the whims of outside influence and the whims of fate. Instead Joy is everlasting.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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  1. Dear Webb,

    Loved your entry today, but I disagree with part of it. Our Sufi teachers tell us to find our internal ignition for our ideal (which you clearly have done), and then to set our intentions and goals from that place… And then never give in to the thought or possibility of failure. Gather the lessons along the way to strengthen our quest.

    All this to say there is NO WAY you are a failure at anything reflecting your ideal or goals! All I’m seeing is your success!

    Your friend

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