"He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a JOYFUL mother of children. Praise ye the Lord!"
Did you catch that? "He maketh the barren woman...to be a JOYFUL mother...". Who made the woman to be joyful mother? Did she drum up her own joy? Did she find it somewhere? Oh, she must have CHOSEN to be a joyful mother. Wrong! If we can muster up our own joy, if we can read all the right books, listen to all the right people, pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and 'put on a happy face' and make ourselves lovely, joyful mothers, guess who gets the glory? We do! Nope, that's not how God does things. HE is the one who makes us joyful mothers! Are you lacking joy today? Turn your face to Jesus, ask Him to make you a joyful mother, rejoice in what He's given you (there's where we get to make our choice) and then give all glory to Him when you find yourself being a joyful mother! "He maketh..." so give Him the glory!