Suddenly out of seemingly nowhere though I can only imagine it was at the loving strong prompting of the Holy Spirit of God I felt strongly led to send a text message to a beloved friend with these words.
Remember to rejoice!
She was going through a super challenging season in her life.
It can be easy to get so lost in the hardness of our lives at times that we forget to rejoice as God makes so abundantly clear in the Bible He wants us to do.
Almost as soon as I wrote her the words, I realized I needed the reminder to rejoice just as much as she did.
And maybe you need this reminder also.
How can we rejoice in our hard seasons?
We can look away from our challenging circumstances, look to the Lord Jesus Christ, look to the Bible, focus on Him and His love and goodness, His mercy and kindness, all His endless blessings – and REJOICE!
When our rejoicing is based on our circumstances, it will come and go based on how we are doing in life.
But when we make rejoicing about JESUS, and we learn to keep our focus on Him, we have every reason to rejoice – each and every day and forevermore!
Sometimes I need the reminder to FIX MY HEART ON JESUS – and to REJOICE!
Need the reminder?
“Rejoice always,” 1 Thessalonians 5:16 NKJV
“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” Philippians 4:4 NKJV