I receive a Bible verse of the day in my email every day and this is one I got recently. I thought it was a great reminder of the fact that worldly things and situations shouldn’t determine our happiness. Trusting in God provides us with a reason to be happy and rejoice always!! I need a reminder of that every once in awhile! (especially being away from Scott again after thinking we were finally done with long distance!)
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
– Philippians 4:4 (NIV)
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
As the Philippians were facing hardships, Paul encourages them to rejoice. Happiness based upon our surroundings is temporal, but contentment that is based upon God’s faithfulness is always available, even in tough times. Don’t let circumstances rob you of the joy that can strengthen your heart in any situation.
Hopefully this helps you too!