2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
It’s hard to be happy in trials, but it’s not hard to have joy in your trials! The Bible tells us to count it all joy when we fall into trials. How? It’s simple. Allow God’s spirit to be what leads you in life and know that it’s working to make you a better child of God! If God’s spirit is leading our lives, the Bible tells us that we will not walk in the flesh, and if we aren’t walking in flesh we are walking in spirit. That is the key!
16This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
When we walk in the Spirit, we produce the fruit (singular) of the Spirit.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Notice it says “fruit” not “fruits” That means the fruit is singular. You cannot pick and choose which you will have this or that day. If you have the FRUIT of the Spirit, you have them all. That means, you can have JOY every day no matter what you are going through (as well as all the other characteristics of the FRUIT of the Spirit) as long as you have a Spirit Led life.
Make God the center of your life and your life will be better than you could have ever imagined. Yes trials will be there, but you will find joy in the midst of them.
Have a blessed and JOYFUL day!