The scripture for today, May 16 (5/16), is 1st Thessalonians 5:16 (KJV) as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
But how can we rejoice when something terrible has happened? The Apostle Paul who wrote this knew that the Thessalonians were being persecuted (2nd Thessalonians 1:4), but he still said, “Rejoice evermore.” Sometimes we have to suffer so that the bad someone does can be revealed to others.
Just remember that, just as God was grieved when his Son suffered on the cross, he is grieved when we suffer. And just as God was able to bring something wonderful out of his Son’s suffering, he can bring something wonderful out of yours too.
In the mean time, chin up, shoulders back, stand straight, be brave, and smile. The world will ask you why.
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I rejoice that one fine day, in the new world, none of my present problems will even be a memory. Thanks to God the Father for sending His Son Jesus to give me that wonderful (and true) Hope!
We’re all in this together.