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I’m sure that you will all agree with me that it’s very easy to rejoice when we’re experiencing victories and achievements.
Rejoicing is quite spontaneous when things are going according to plan and expectations, when we are in abundance and good health.
How about when we are facing trials?
It’s quite ironic to think about rejoicing when someone close to you suddenly departed, isn’t it?
At the onset, we never think of rejoicing when we fail, when our supposed friends betray us, or when plans didn’t work out right.
Habakkuk’s resolution to the trials that he and his people were facing is to rejoice in the LORD and be joyful in God my Savior.
The Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:4-8 exhorts us to:
- Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!
- Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.
- Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
- And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
- Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
There are always reasons to rejoice in the Lord despite facing difficulties.
Do you know why God’s faithful people rejoice even in dire situations?
Trials and hardships are rich proving ground for God’s faithfulness.
Rejoice in the Lord in every circumstances now.