“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:4-7).
Despite hardship and sorrow, I remain grateful for my struggles (2 Corinthians 4). The Lord walks with me through dark and painful places. He never abandons me in my trials. When I stumble, he lifts me to my feet. He is not without compassion (Hebrews 4:15).When I turn from my circumstances and trust in God, the enemy flees, but I’ll admit that’s not always easy to do.
The devil is a liar, and the flesh is a willing accomplice. I’m thankful to God that he…
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