Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
(Philippians 4: 4)
It is a good thing to "rejoice in the Lord."
Perhaps you have tried it but seemed to fail at first.
Don't give it a second thought, and forge ahead.
Even when you cannot feel any joy, there is no spring in your step, nor any comfort or encouragement in your life, continue to rejoice and "consider it pure joy"(James 1: 2).
"Whenever you face trials of many kinds"(James 1: 2), regard it as joy, delight in it, and God will reward your faith.
Do you believe that your heavenly Father will let you carry the banner of His victory and joy to the very front of the battle, only to calmly withdraw to see you captured or beaten back by the enemy?
His Holy Spirit will sustain you in your bold advance and fill your heart with gladness and praise.
You will find that your heart is exhilarated and refreshed by the fullness within."
Happy Saturday and Stay Strong!