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.