"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him."
Few conditions are more unique to a believer's experience and peculiar to the world than a joy that defies our pain (Beth Moore).
James 1:2 says, “Whenever ’you face trials, count it all joy" - not “if you face trials...” Troubles don't come to us by choice, but are just a part of life. And when troubles show up - we have two choices: live joyously, or whine and complain to anyone who will listen.
I believe it is impossible for the devil to defeat a joyful believer. My husband and I have made the decision to enjoy the abundant life (John 10:10) and live a lifestyle of joy, to be happy and not worry, and to look for the treasures of darkness (Isaiah 45:3). You can make that choice too.
James 1:2 tells us to count it all joy when we face trials. This video explains why God expects us to do that.
I pray that God, who gives hope, will bless you with complete joy and peace because of your faith. And may the power of the Holy Spirit fill you with hope (Rom. 15:13).
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