A Quote to Encourage Joy in the Midst of Trial

By | April 25, 2024

Going through a trial is a difficult part of life. Even in a trial, the Lord commands us, “Rejoice in the Lord always” (Philippians 4:4).

Obeying this command can be hard to do. So, here’s a quick quote commenting on Philippians 4:4 to encourage anyone going through a trial right now.

Circumstances change; prosperity and adversity travel the same street. But the Lord is changeless, and our relationship with God in Christ is inalterable. We can lose the stuff of life that may from time to time put a smile on our face, but we can never lose Christ, the Source and Reason of true joy. If we are not content with Christ, we will have no defense against the depression or fear caused by the norms of life. But if our delight is truly in the Lord, it is absolutely impossible to be disappointed, because He will always give us the desires of our heart. He will give us Himself (Psalm 37:4).

~From Michael Barrett, God’s Unfailing Purpose: The Message of Daniel (Ambassador Emerald International, 2003), p. 161.

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