Rejoicing Amidst Challenges


Romans 12:12 “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” (ESV)

In a mere 11 words, Paul gives three instructions to the Romans in the midst of challenges that they face in their walk with Christ. Romans 12 marks a shift for Paul as he moves from the doctrines he espouses in the first eleven chapters to practical outcomes of those principles.

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Rejoice At All Times

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“16Always be joyful 17and never stop praying. 18Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do. ~ 1 Thessalonian 5:16-18 (CEV)

We are exhorted to give thanks in all circumstances because we worship and serve the sovereign LORD of “incidents,” “accidents,” and “circumstances,” who providentially watch over our lives. We can thus be joyful and thankful no matter what happens! Shalom.