The Bible tells us that we are to be joyful at all times. Joy comes from our Spirit. We all have a spirit that is covered with Flesh & Bones and When you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord & Savior, you are asking Him to come into your life. Life is not our Flesh & Bones. Your Flesh & Bones can be broken or injured and your Life still goes on living. Our Life is our Spirit and When you ask God to come into your life, He will send His Holy Spirit to live in you and give your Spirit a New Beginning or Birth. You will be born again with a new Life in your Spirit.
During our life time we are faced with many kinds of trials. Good ones and Bad ones. Thessalonians 5:16 says to be joyful Always. Not just during the good times, but Always.
Some of the trials that we face are tougher than other trails. When trials come, basically Satan is attempting an attack on your life (to a certain extent) and at times he tries to throw everything he can at you. But God will strengthen your Spirit, so that no matter what comes, it is not going to reach your Spirit.
The book of Nehemiah says the Joy of the Lord is the strength of your Spirit.
No matter how tough the trial gets, it will not reach your Spirit. God will not allow something to come upon you that you can not handle. You may wonder why we have to even go through trials in our life. It could be that God is testing our courage and strength of our Faith, or it could be that we have to go through them to be prepared or made stronger to accept or be able to handle what God has for us to come. God has a plan for everyone’s life and sometimes we have to be prepared for His plan. If you don’t know the plan He has for your life, just ask Him.
Matthew 7:7-8 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
Here is what the Bible says about being Joyful or Happy when these trials or test come upon us.
Romans 5:3-5 (New Life Version) 3 We are glad for our troubles also. We know that troubles help us learn not to give up. 4 When we have learned not to give up, it shows we have stood the test. When we have stood the test, it gives us hope. 5 Hope never makes us ashamed because the love of God has come into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
1 Thessalonians 5:16 (New Living Translation) 16 Always be joyful
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV) 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
James 1:2-4 (NIV) 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
James 1:12 (New Living Translation) 12 God blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
It is sad that most people will develop a bad attitude when trials or test come upon them. Sometimes they will even try to run from the difficult situations, instead of being Joyful and facing the situation head on. NEVER run in difficult situations, or you may never receive the blessing that God has for you on the other side.
A lot of people think they can have Joy or Happiness without asking God into their life. They think that having a lot of money, nice cars, boats, big houses, fancy cloths or successful businesses, can make them Happy or give them Joy. What they have is a fake or false Joy and Happiness. No matter how much money you have or how big your house is it is never enough. You will always want more and bigger. The only TRUE Joy and happiness is Jesus Christ.
So no matter how bad a situation may be, it is very important to always keep your Joy. You may have heard before that Joy or Laughter can even cure depression. In Proverbs 17:22 it says that “a cheerful heart is good medicine”. Joy gives you health.
Philippians 4:4-5 Rejoice in the Lord Always – Let your gentleness be evident to all.
Matthew 5:12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in Heaven.
If you don’t Rejoice and show Happiness, then Satan thinks he has won. Don’t let him win.
Be Happy and full of Joy, ALWAYS!