We rejoice in our sufferings.
Life does not always rest in abundant blessings. Often there are afflicting burdens. There are three types of affliction. Affliction from testing is when God brings trials to teach. Affliction from temptation is when Satan brings trials to tempt. The third, affliction from treason, is when we face the consequence of our own sin. Every sin, even the seemingly insignificant sin, is an act of rebellion against a Sovereign God. In trials, rejoice and trust God’s providence. In temptations, resist and trust God’s position (nothing happens out of His will). In treason, repent and trust God’s power.
Pray to let your joy rise in affliction.