One time during a particular tribulation I began to meditate upon on the goodness our Heavenly Beloved has bestowed upon me and oh so many times He was walked with me through the hard times. My heart transformed from one of desperation, and weeping to explosive joy.
Now I understand where it says to sing joyfully during difficult experiences. I understand now how we can rejoice and sing praises in our suffering.
As we suffer we call out to our Beloved. He reminds us of all the times He has rescued us before and it gladdens our heart. We cannot help but sing out in praise and joy songs of adulation. Then we reflect on how He will deliver us from what ever trails and troubles, sorrows and snares we are experiencing now. This leads us to sing ever more exuberantly of joy and love for such an amazing Heavenly Father. Remembering Jehovahs past deliverance blesses us with confidence in His deliverance in the present trouble. Joseph a son of Jehovah
“Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love and the future to God’s providence.” St. Augustine of Hippo
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Emunah (God is faithful) for reminding me of Your faithfulness to me in my times of difficulty. I praise You in the name of He who saved His disciples during storms at sea, Jesus Christ. Amen
May Gods sunshine always bless you with brightening your day with His love, joy and peace. Joseph a son of Jehovah