Today, I told a friend: “I’m trying to find joy in the Lord, but it seems difficult more often than not!”
My friend’s response was this:
You’re trying to find joy in a difficult situation, not in the Lord. The Lord is bringing you through a rough time because He wants to do something in you in order for you to be successful on your next objective. It may seem hard, but let go of self and let Him do His work and everything will be okay. Life can only be understood backwards, but we must live it forwards. Think about every other time you were struggling and there didn’t seem to be an answer. But there always was and there will be for this one also. Find joy in the Lord and the joy within the situation will present itself. Stay motivated 🙂
I found my friend’s response encouraging and if this can relate to something happening in your life too, I hope for you to find this encouraging also!