Troubles, Trials, and Heartaches? ~ May 28

Troubles, Trials, and Heartaches?

They’re only temporary setbacks.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4

In these days of high unemployment and rising prices, it is sometimes difficult to even think about rejoicing, much less actually doing it. Many are out of work and struggling to make ends meet, and the thought of being joyful is not one that often enters their minds. Others are struggling with marriages and wayward children, while some battle disease and pain.

But what we must remember—what we must do—is focus on God and our promise of eternal life with Him. These troubles and trials we experience while in this world are only temporary setbacks, and each of them shall pass. But our future—our forever—awaits us, and we should remain joyful as we move through this life toward it. We must try not to look at the problems, but instead, look to the Lord for the solutions. After all, there is a solution to each and every problem.

So when troubles, trials, and heartaches beset you, don’t focus on them; instead, forge ahead with confident joy, knowing God is in control and will show you to the other side of all that comes against you. He has a plan, and you are part of that plan; that alone should give you reason to rejoice.

Rejoice! Always!


  1. Laurie Kolp said

    Lovely inspiring words, Charles!

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