There’s no such thing as perfect circumstances, in any of our lives.
So, if joy is perfect circumstances, we’re doomed to a life without joy.
Yet, over and over, Scripture tells us that God wants to bring joy into our lives.
James 1:2-3 (Message) is just one example of many …
“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides.”
Paul, writing to the Philippians (Chapter 1:12-30) gives us some clues about how we can live joyfully in our circumstances –
Look beyond our circumstances
Look beyond the personalities
Look beyond the temporary
Look beyond the bad news