From Pastor Tullian:
"Joylessness in suffering happens when we lose something we’ve held onto more than God. Suffering itself doesn't rob u of joy; idolatry does."
And now today's (9/25)...
"How is your present disappointment, discouragement, or grief a window on what has actually captured your heart?" Paul Tripp
And one more (9/26)...
"Suffering exposes what you're building your life on; what you're relying on to give your life meaning."
And another (9/30)...
"Idols always break the heart of their worshippers." – CS Lewis
I don't take the timing of these as coincidence. God is talking. I am listening.