This series of Finding Joy Again wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t also talk about some verses in the Bible that tell us to have joy in our trials, which can almost be like stumbling blocks that get in the way – things we can trip over.
As I started recording, I realized I had written myself so many notes on this topic, looking at a few of these verses that talk about having joy in our trials that I ended up cutting it off to have a part one and part two.
Here in part one we will look at:
- 2 Corinthians 8:2
- James 1:2-4
- Romans 12:2
- 1 Peter 1:6-9
Next week we will look at a few more verses.
If there are scriptures that just don’t make sense right now, or seem to contradict what you are experiencing, it’s okay to be honest with God about it, and set them on a shelf for a while, including these verses about joy. The Holy Spirit will pull them back down to untangle them for you when He knows you are ready to see them through God’s eyes and understand how they can help meet you where you are at that moment.
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