On September 24, 2019, Desiring God posted an article written by Carolyn Mahaney entitled, “Whatever My Lot: Embracing the Day God Has Made.” Carolyn’s article is filled with so much biblical truth, wisdom, and hope that helps us to be sorrowful, yet always rejoicing, regardless of our circumstances that I wanted you to read it. To stir your interest, here is a quote from Carolyn’s article:
“I have discovered, as my dad must have known, that it is possible to feel sad and happy at the same time; or as the apostle Paul put it, to be “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing” (2 Corinthians 6:10). How can we experience these contrary emotions at the same time? How can we learn to be “always rejoicing” in the midst of sorrow? We need the power of the Holy Spirit, to be sure. But Scripture teaches us to cultivate joy in the midst of sorrow through the daily habit of looking for God’s good gifts (Ecclesiastes 2:24–26). Each day, our heavenly Father gives comfort for today’s sorrows and blessings for today’s joys. Happiness in him comes one day at a time.”
Take 10 minutes and benefit from the wisdom found in this article.
View the entire article at: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/whatever-my-lot