WHEN TO REJOICE
“Rejoice evermore!” [1Thes 5:16]
If you only rejoice when things are perfect, you may not be rejoicing very much in THIS life. . . . because, a lot of things go wrong in this life especially if you’re a true Christian!
Why miss out on something so pleasant as rejoicing in the Lord?
“Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer!” [Romans 12:12]
You can rejoice in hope! That means to rejoicing ahead of time.
Why? Because you EXPECT deliverance. You know God’s blessing is coming your way — because GOD IS FAITHFUL. So rejoice now! “I had fainted, UNLESS I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!” [Psalm 27:13]
“Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice!”
God NEVER changes. He’s ALWAYS good. Focus on Him and you will have something to rejoice about.
If nothing else at least thank God that you are not already in Hell which you deserve to be; and that God in His mercy has had pity on you and has given commandment to save you!
“Be Thou my strong habitation (O God!), whereunto I may continually resort: Thou hast GIVEN COMMANDMENT TO SAVE ME; for Thou art my rock and my fortress!” [Psalm 71:3]
I will rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS!