Rejoicing in Tribulation

TO be joyful or to rejoice in tribulation may to some seem a most extraordinary thing, or almost an impossibility; and one may ask, Why should I rejoice when things are going wrong? Certainly there is nothing to rejoice over in the mere fact that things are, or seem to be, going wrong. Many of us have, however, learned that we can really be grateful in circumstances such as these, because they lead us to greater striving to know more of God, whereby we find a sure way of meeting our difficulties and solving them. Paul said, "I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation;" and again, "We glory in tribulations also;" while Mrs. Eddy has written in one of her beautiful hymns (Poems, p. 14):—

"I will follow and rejoiceAll the rugged way."

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