thoughts-from-my-heart · trials

Learning

Every time I experience a trial, I always see lessons the Lord is teaching me. This time is no different. I am learning several things, one of which is to rejoice with those who rejoice.(Rom. 12:15) My dad used to say that misery loves company, and I’ve found that to be true. I want to mope and gripe and feel sorry for myself. And, when I fight those emotions and refuse self pity, I find myself agitated and sad when others have good news to share or when others are happy! That’s not right. I am to obey God’s Word, whether I feel like obeying it or not. He says I should rejoice with those that rejoice – and He doesn’t mean faking it either. It’s easy for me to weep with those who are weeping, but hard to feel happy for others unless I’m already happy.

So that’s it. Hard lesson…and I haven’t arrived, but I’m learning.
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2 thoughts on “Learning

  1. I've had some tough trails recently too, but one of the things that I think helped me were seeing that other people were happy and had good news. It encouraged me to be hopeful in the Lord – that soon He would bring my trail to pass. Even though over the past couple of years it seems like its been battle after battle. I too am learning…

    Here's to brighter days ahead for both of us.:-)

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