Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:2-4 NIV)
Reading this makes me realize, I should be FILLED with JOY!!! And I am, because this is making me strong and I was pretty strong before, so I’m going to feel like Wonder Woman after all this.. wait I already do!! 😉.
On a more serious note, these verses are so hard to take it, because God is wanting us to be in Joy even when the the trials come and the storms rage, at the time where we want to run and hid. He is calling us to be strong, because He has our back. In the good, the bad, the unfair, the evil, the ok, and the worst of times CONSIDER IT PURE JOY!