It can seem so easy to "rejoice" when things are going well, but how about when you feel unsure? How about when things get hard? How about when life doesn't go as planned?
The apostle Paul, in Philippians, states very clearly, "Rejoice in the Lord always." That doesn't just mean when the flowers are blooming and life seems lovely. It means rejoice when the skies are gray and the future feels uncertain.
This is a lesson heavy on my heart right now. After a long, dark, and frosty winter, Spring bursts through with a chance at renewal and a chance to refresh. Change is coming, I can feel it lurking around the corner.
Life feels hard right now. Things are busy, a bit too busy. Things seem stressful. There doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to get done all the things I wish to accomplish. However, I must learn to rejoice and trust that God will provide and take complete care of me. There is such a comfort in knowing that I don't have to have it all together, that I can leave that talent to God.