Mar 23

106. Spiritual Self-Care: E12 - Finding Joy in Adversity

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Is it possible to find joy when the struggle is real? Perhaps you have faced adversity (job loss, homebound, health issues, financial difficulties, faith challenges). A Healing Peace interviews a licensed professional counselor to discuss finding joy and establishing self-care (emotional boundaries, mental alertness, and overcoming anxiety). Learn how to develop a plan for your emotional self-care with God.

Spiritual Self-Care: E12 - Finding Joy in Adversity

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Finding Joy in Adversity

In This Episode

When challenges increase and life itself seems fragile, Christians can still find joy. In this episode, Sindhu Jefferson, a professional counselor, talks about connecting with God in adversity, emotional boundaries, finding joy in Christ and, finding your true identity. Tune in to listen to how you can handle anxiety and how Paul found joy in Christ despite the challenges he faced.

[02:42] About Sindhu Jefferson
[05:00] Finding joy in the book of Philippians
[06:54] Paul finding joy in Christ
[10:50] God, a loving father
[11:52] Finding true identity in Christ
[13:00] Finding happiness as a Christian
[18:08] Tips for finding joy in adversity
[19:12] The journey of connecting with God
[23:56] How to handle anxiety


  • During difficult times, it is hard to see God as a loving father.
  • God is a loving father.
  • Create time and do the things that are genuinely beneficial and life-giving, like relationships and connections.
  • PHILIPPIANS 4:8 - Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy to praise, think about these things.
  • What you feed your mind is what it will provide.
  • Your symptoms of anxiety are not your enemy.

Resource Links

Christian Joy
Joy in Adversity