Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4
You may ask, “How can I rejoice when everything is going against me?” Paul writes these words from a Roman dungeon. He learnt from personal experience that our joy in the Lord does not depend on having things go our way, or on having everything we want, but on whether or not we are “in the Lord.” He understood that God is the source of His joy and in Him is his sufficiency. Whether in lack or fullness he knew his Lord was enough for him.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, sometimes it seems almost impossible for me to rejoice. Help me to understand that only in and through your Holy Spirit can I rejoice in You. Amen.