“Even when it seems there’s nothing left, still I will rejoice in the Lord. I will be joyful in God, my Savior” (Hab. 3:17b-18).
“I will rejoice.” I WILL rejoice. It’s a choice. God knows your difficult circumstances, but he delights to show you all that’s available to deal brilliantly with them, beginning with choosing joy.
Rejoicing isn’t a religious mask for hiding heartache and disappointment. It’s a mindset that refuses to let pain determine your thoughts and feelings because it’s so preoccupied with God’s grace and goodness.
Rejoicing is the expression your permanent state of joy in Jesus. That state doesn’t live in worry of what others might do, or in self-pity because of what they’ve done.
Rejoicing allows God to heal what’s been broken in the past, equip you with what you need today, and empower you to walk forward with him in ever-increasing faith, hope, and love.