Fight Back with Joy
I’m adding little bonus to our Even So, I will Praise Him blog series with a book recommendation. We will continue our focus on praise in the next post.
Great Joy Waits in Life’s Greatest Battles
Do you believe that is true? The Bible promises it is true and author, Margaret Feinberg, has confirmed it for us. She recently declared war on the breast cancer that tried to steal her joy and her life. Thankfully she recorded her experience in this new book, Fight Back with Joy.
Margaret shared the first few chapters with me and I’m hooked. I certainly have my ups and downs with joy. There are days I choose it and there are days I fake it and there are those days that I wonder what the heck it means. This book paints a picture of what it means to choose joy
Here are a just a few great quotes that I highlighted.
“I decided to fight back with joy, to beat back depression, disappointment, and even the disease itself with this unusual weapon. I reached for God, asking him to fill me with the joy I needed for the days ahead. This decision turned out to be a choice that changed everything.”
— She is teaching us to simply ask God for joy.
“Practicing defiant joy is the declaration that the darkness does not and will not win.”
— Margaret gives very practical ways to practice defiant joy. One way she practiced it was to write a joke or riddle across her breast before seeing the oncologist of the surgeon. She planned laughter and she made sure it was shared with those fighting for her and with her.
“The Great Joy Giver is parachuting people into your life to remind you that you are not alone.”
— Margaret invited people to help her #FightBackwithJoy. She asked for help and God delivered people to send funny videos, red balloons, money for dates, a daily prayer partner, and so much more.
God led Margaret to form a team of joy warriors. I’m inspired. I can form my own team of joy warriors. There are people who would gladly help me laugh every single day if I just asked them. I cried a few tears just thinking about it. They were joyful tears – the God is helping me right this minute through this book kind of tears.
So you don’t have to be fighting breast cancer to need this book. However it is currently #1 in the breast cancer category of books on Amazon right now. Yay God! Yay Margaret! We all need to know how to choose joy – how to fight back the darkness with joy. This book will help everyone who struggles.
Now, meet Margaret Feinberg, the girl that God has parachuted into our lives to help us #FightBackwithJoy.
Please share this book with someone you know is struggling to live with joy.
About Jennifer O. White
I'm a simple wife who has discovered God's amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you've ever imaged.