‘Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice!’
Philippians 4:4 (NIV)
As children of God we all are blessed with fullness of life. There must be some of us who are in need of resources and there must be some who have things in plenty. But God showers his blessings on each one of us impartially.
No matter what the situation is God’s assurance is always with you protecting you from every tactic of devil, until you submit to his tactics. Devil would always want you to be sad and unhappy regarding your life and the tough times that you are going through. He would always want you to curse God, feel bad about yourself and sulk. But if you are going through tough times it means God is wanting to bring you near. He has placed you to have your share of trials so that, following God’s way, when you come out of it you are even in a closer relationship with Him. Be still in the Lord and follow His plans. They will never be for your harm. Even during the times of trials you will be able to feel His presence in your life and His powerful control over things.
To laugh in the midst of trials, because you know God’s presence is there in your life, is a very big blessing. ‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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 4:6-7). Lord’s peace will be your armor against all the anxieties.
Prayer: Lord, I place all my worries in your hands today. Fill me with your powerful peace. Amen.