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Questions related to joy

Understanding Adversity

recognize and appreciate God’s purposes for difficulties
James the Apostle recommended a surprising response to troubles: “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

The Blessings of Obedience

rewards for those who submit to authority
God promises rewards to those who submit to authority. The following Bible verses reveal that this concept affects many aspects of life.

Overcome Negative Thoughts

think on what is true, honest, just, pure, and lovely
Many people are tempted in this area, but Scripture tells us, “In thy [God’s] presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11). We can be confident that the Lord wants us to be full of joy.
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