Consider it joy…whenever you face trials.
Trials are unavoidable and suffering is inevitable. If you follow Christ, you will face circumstances and conditions that cause suffering. Nevertheless, we must be joyful. Joy should not be confused with happiness or sadness. Both happiness and sadness are earthly emotions based on the environment. Joy is not dependent on circumstances and does not fluctuate with conditions. We can count the trials as joy because God is concerned with the eternal purpose. All suffering, though inevitable, is also instrumental in bringing us closer to Jesus.
Pray to endure inevitable suffering.
Live Forever Free,