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Unshakeable Joy in Times of Trial

We delight when life brings ease, comfort, and good news. We thank God for restful times of joy.

Yet Scripture says our earthly lives will not always have favorable circumstances. Jesus forewarned us that “in this world [we] will have tribulation.” While that might initially sound foreboding, He ends with hope: “But take courage; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

Christians do not cave under the weight of relational heartache, financial distress, or uncertain health because God sanctifies them to the good of our souls. “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance” (James 1:2