So often our circumstances determine our outlook. We allow our situation to control our attitude. But it's a discouraging, disheartening way to live, for us and the people around us who have to be the brunt of our bad mood. We don't have to go meekly wherever our minds take us. We have power in the name of Jesus to have HOPE, to REJOICE, to be perfectly CONTENT in whatever situation we might be in, BECAUSE OF HIM. We aren't subject to our moods...we have the final say in our attitude, because our hope is not placed in the NOW. We have a hope that there is something more to life than simply going through the motions. We have the whole of eternity with Jesus to look to. So, rejoice in the hope that we have in Jesus Christ. Life live to its fullest, and rejoice in the hope of our Maker.