During Paul’s life he had a lot of ups and downs. If you go through the book of Acts, you can see he didn’t have it easy. He had every reason to be downcast in appearance and speech, yet we find that was hardly the case.
In writing to the church in Philippi, we see Paul’s deep love for the people there despite his circumstances. In fact, he is so focused on all that God is doing in and through them that it drives him to praise God in giving thanks for all that He is doing. Life is hard and there is always something we could complain about, but who can you be giving thanks for and praising God for in your life. Find joy in the work God is doing all around and not just in your own life! Let’s see what happens when the church starts rejoicing together.
Pastor Sean Boehm