How do you rejoice in sufferings? Seriously, this is a question, non rhetorical. Is there one way to rejoice, or many ways? Is the only way to rejoice through sufferings to look ahead as if looking behind and see how God has brought you through, built your character and given you hope? How do you continually give thanks to God in all circumstances, when your circumstances are causing you grief, pain, and heartache?  
There has to be a way. Otherwise God wouldn't command it of us. I think for me personally, it's a couple of things. I have to remember that no matter what is going on in my life and the lives of those around me, God is still God. He still reigns on His throne above, and we are still to worship Him because He is holy. Nothing changes that. No circumstances, challenges, or changes in our earthly lives. 

When I look back at my life (all 23 years, haha) and especially the lives of others, I cannot help but know and understand that God never leaves our side. He not a God who leaves us out hanging to dry and fly on our own. He walks beside us, He carries us when need be, all because of love. 

Just a friendly reminder (mainly to myself) this morning. God is good, all the time.

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