In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.” Ecclesiastes 7:14 NIV
It’s easy to feel happy on a sunny day, when all is well, the birds are singing and life is going along swimmingly. But what happens when waters are rougher, bad news comes, or the days feel just plain hard?
God wants us to feel gladness when times are good. He has made each and every day. We are called to rejoice in all of them whether good or bad. Happiness is determined by our circumstances, but true joy comes when we can find the silver linings, hidden in our darkest hours-when we can sing his praises no matter what. We don’t know what the future holds for us here on earth, but we can find our delight in the knowledge our eternity is set in beauty.
God, please help us to understand that our happiness and true joy is in you. Help us to find a deep and abiding satisfaction in each day that goes beyond human understanding