You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are
with Him there can be no such thing as
failure, loss, impossibility, or defeat.
Desire of Ages 490
Even our trials are to be a source of joy. "How's that?" You ask..."Seems it really wouldn't be a trial if it were considered joy".
That's probably what the Lord had in mind. If rather than groaning under the weight of the trial and considering caving to the temptation we turned our thoughts to thankfulness and looked to Jesus, life wouldn't seem half so hard.
count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
James 1:2 -3
Probably so. All the more reason to count my trials as joy. Later the chapter talks about the qualities needed in trials; swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath... It's a tall order. I'm working on being slow to speak. Good thing the Lord promised to help!
Blessings on your day. May the joy of the Lord be your strength.
Acceptance with Joy