Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again Rejoice. Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understand, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7
It is so easy for any of us to Praise God on the mountain top when everything is going well for us, such as our job, money and even our relationships. However, it is when we are in the pit of the valley we still need to rejoice in the Lord. I remember a song when I was a little girl called: Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice. When I am stress to my limit this is the little song I begin to sing, I change from my focus of the problem to turning my eyes on Christ the one who can solve my problem. We need to remember the words Jesus told His disciples in the Gospel of John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. So friends when you are overcome with problems, situations like this pandemic we are in the middle of remember to Rejoice the Lord in the pit of the valley.