Philippians 4:4 says, “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.”
I know I’ve already used this verse not too long ago…but I couldn’t help but feel that it was appropriate for me to use again today. After all, the emphasis in this verse is to rejoice always. 🙂 And that means to keep rejoicing! It’s present tense.
To truly rejoice daily, even when you’re facing trials, I believe you have increase your faith in our Heavenly Father. This means that you and I need to keep trusting Him even though circumstances might be a little bleak.
We need to trust that God is in control, and understand that God sees the whole picture even when the vision of our current predicament might be a little narrow. “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” – Proverbs 3:5
Resting in God allows us to rejoice.
We can choose to rejoice…and I believe this sets the wheel moving forward to creating a right attitude.
A right attitude of gratitude helps us to keep rejoicing.
We have a reason to rejoice because God loves us so much. (Christ’s sacrifice on the cross proves it!)
We can rejoice because God is going to KEEP taking care of us. His faithfulness does not fail!
We can rejoice because our Heavenly Father has our BEST interest at hand. His intentions towards us are of peace and to give us an expected end. (Jeremiah 2:11)
We can rejoice that God is not sleeping through our trials. He doesn’t sleep a wink, nor miss a thing! (Psalms 121:4)
The trials of life are tough and discouraging sometimes. For me, it seems like a roller coaster of emotions. One day I might be up and another day I might be down. It’s NOT God’s fault on the days that I’m down. When I take my eyes off of Jesus and place them on the scary waters around me, I will sink just like Peter did!
So today, write down Philippians 4:4 — keep it posted nearby.
Rejoice when your casserole burns. It could have been your house.
Rejoice when you’re stuck in traffic… it could be that you’re avoiding a huge, unwanted wreck ahead.
Start rejoicing today…IN THE LORD.
Rejoice tomorrow…IN THE LORD.
The LORD is our main reason that we can and should rejoice!
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. – Philippians 4:4
God bless you and your family,