The world is full of different circumstances and different interpretations. As we look at the world, we can choose to be optimistic or pessimistic. We can choose to see the glass as half-empty and focus on the gloom in the world or we can choose to see the glass as half-full and focus on the love and goodness in the world.
When things are bright and going our way, we may feel more like celebrating and rejoicing. It is good to rejoice in the good times, but even when things seem dark, Jesus Christ gives us reason to rejoice and give thanks. It is through Jesus that we can be forgiven and redeemed. We can have faith that the dark times we experience will pass and that we will be surrounded in eternal glory. Through the bright and dark times of life, we can stay focused on God and then rejoice in His presence in our lives!
No matter what you face, pray and rejoice that Jesus is with you!
Thank You for the redemption given to me through Your Son. Help me to have faith in Your presence and to always rejoice in the blessings in my life. Through Jesus I pray, amen.