Joy and Trials

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Joy and Trials

Excerpted from Keys to Joy: How to Unlock God’s Gift of Lasting Happiness

We have a choice about how we will respond to our trials. We can worry, get uptight, and complain, or we can choose to trust God and rejoice in Him. Philippians 4:4 tells us we are to rejoice in the Lord always, not just when we feel like it.

Thanksgiving in hard times is a crucial building block of trust. How can we trust God without thanking Him?

To trust God, we must know Him. What qualities of God are foundational for a trusting relationship?

Psalm 13:5
Psalm 28:7
Jeremiah 32:17-19
Nahum 1:7

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