Ecclesiastes 7:14 says, “In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him.”
This verse reminds us that joy and pain are both parts of life. We should allow ourselves to be joyful in times of prosperity but also be mindful to consider the potential for pain during those times.
At the same time, in the book of Matthew, Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
This reminds us that even amid poverty, we can find joy in Christ. We can take comfort in knowing God is with us and will give us the strength to endure our struggles.
Philippians 4:12-13 states, “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or want.”
This passage encourages us to find joy and contentment in Christ, regardless of our present circumstances.
In conclusion: joy and pain are affiliated with the association that keeps us balanced. It’s challenging to comprehend how being stripped of everything is good, but when we learn that gaining everything and losing our souls is terrible. We begin to live more balanced and without complaint but with gratitude for our Savior.
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and for the gospel will save it. 36 What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? 37Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?
God Bless You,
C. Brejcha ©️