It’s a lot easier to accept things if we know we’re not alone. And you aren’t alone, Paul says. Christ is there with you. You don’t have to do this on your own. Life isn’t a test, and you don’t have to prove anything. This isn’t a contest, and there is no prize. Life is a gift, and it is full of joy.
Or at least it can be…
“Rejoice in the Lord always,” I tell you. “Again I say, rejoice.”
Because you can do all things through him who strengthens you.