Counting it JOY

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My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

– James 1:2-4

Being joyful in icky situations is not something I am very good at.  For some, it comes naturally, but for most it is something that needs to be continually worked on.  Thankfully, we don’t have to do it by ourselves!   It is so easy to be joyful when things are going great.  When life becomes discouraging, I can fall into a “poor me” type of attitude quickly.  But if we make a conscience effort daily to ask God to help us be joyful and content, He is sure to pull through!

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