“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” - 1 PETER 1:6-9
for i find this to be the anthem that i sing. one that tries to seek joy no matter the circumstance. i may fail at times (actually most of the time) but i always come back to knowing that my God is better than my circumstance. i seek after the truth that allows me to experience Heaven on earth, not the suffering of this world. it may not be easy, but al i can say is the my Father delights in me, even in the midst of my struggle!