Paul reminds us that as we live by faith, we have the sure foundation that Christ was the perfect sacrifice for our sins. He took our place on the cross so that we would experience the grace and goodness of God in our lives! We are assured that Christ became a blessing to those who believe.
This psalm is a great reminder that when things get dark and our adversaries are overwhelming, we need to go to the source of light and truth!
Finding Joy in the midst of difficult circumstances can be hard, even in ministry. How do you maintain your joy in spite of the circumstances? By looking at what God is doing inside and outside the church we can maintain a new perspective on the trials we face.
While we face many challenges, we have also had the privilege of experiencing opportunities to recognize God‘s faithfulness, love, grace, and provision. How do we become better at recognizing the good things that God is doing in our lives? How do we find joy amid anxiety, fear, and sadness?
In our pursuit of happiness, are we pursuing the right things?
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, (James 1:2 (ESV)). When faced with the difficulties life throws at us…