By Allen White
Whatever happens, dear friends, be glad in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you this and it is good for you to hear it again and again. Philippians 3:1 (LB)
Paul tells the Philippians over and over to “be glad in the Lord.” Why? Because it’s very easy to become discouraged. It doesn’t take very long to look around and see all of the things that are not as we think they should be. It’s pretty easy to blow up the black balloons and host a full-on pity party for ourselves. We don’t need to be reminded to be discouraged. We don’t need encouragement to be critical or negative. Those things come naturally.
We need a reminder to “be glad in the Lord.” There’s a lot to be glad about. Think about it:
Jesus saved us.
God is on our side.
God loves us no matter what.
God is with us in everything we face.
God will never leave us and will never forsake us.
We have plenty of reasons to be glad. We just forget to be glad. So, whatever happens today, be glad in the Lord. It’s just a reminder.
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