Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. —Psalm 95:1
When faced with unpleasant outcomes, we can become saddened, hurt, or sometimes even harden our hearts. In trying to find a solution to our problems, we may forget that our loving Father, our Savior, will always have open arms waiting for us to trust in Him.
I’ve been there many times with financial issues, family problems, and spiritual distress. During crucial moments like these, we must ask God for help instead of questioning (or even sometimes blaming) Him for the situation. Our weakness can lead us to become angry at our Lord and ask, “Why me?”
In times like these, we must remain focused and trust our heavenly Father, knowing He will calm the storm. It is during these times that we must decide to embrace joy and overcome our sadness with praise. While it may not be easy to feel joyful at times, it is not impossible. After all, it is a feeling, and we are in control of it.
The next time you face a challenging situation that is trying to steal your joy, you may not feel like praising our Lord. But let me encourage you to choose to do it anyway. You will find that you will find joy and peace rising up in your spirit. During my troubles in life, I will always choose to sing to the Lord and shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
— Josue Equivel