Consider it all joy when you encounter various trials. You can consider something a joyful opportunity even when you are feeling quite joyless. Some definitions of “consider” are: to think about seriously: to regard as to believe after deliberation. You may need to ponder your circumstances at length before you can view them in positive light. You need to give yourself time for your feelings to settle down. It’s hard to think clearly with the high levels of emotions surging through your brain. Once you have calmed down, you will be able to think seriously about your situation. Invite Jesus into the process of deliberation and His presence will improve your perspective helping you see your trials in the light of eternity. As you look at your circumstances from Jesus perspective you come to understand that these multiple problems are testing your faith. As you endure your trials through your life remember to share your trials and problems with others so that you can go to God in prayer and by doing so your burdens feel so much lighter than before.
Jesus wants you to experience more fully the greatness of his overflowing love. A you open yourself to his compassionate presence, this love of his flows into you more freely.
Grace and Peace to You My Friends