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Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you
~ 1 Thessalonians 5.16-18, ESV
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
~ James 1.2-4, ESV
It seems counterintuitive to be thankful for bad times. Only a masochist would enjoy such a thing, right? Wrong. It all comes down to perspective. Where one man sees failure, another man sees progress. While many may view tribulation as a sign of being in the wrong, others may see it as the mark of suffering…
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