Rejoice in the Lord at all times because God is in charge of everything. Therefore, even if it looks like the whole world is falling apart, rejoice because a God who loves us infinitely is in charge. If we just accept his help by completely trusting him He will make sure that we are safe. All we have to do is to surrender our will to him and do what we think is his will in every situation. Remember that our life does not end here but extends to all eternity. Therefore, we must not panic even if our present body is dying. The present earth is not our destination. It is a place where we are on a journey to our final destination which is life with God. All we have to do on this earth is accept Godís life. We get opportunities to do this through every situation that arises in our life. In these situations we always have a choice to do what Jesus would do-which is to act in love that is unconditional or to act selfishly. If we choose Godís way we have chosen His life, which is a life peace and joy for all eternity. When we trust Him it will show on our continence, which will be radiant and joyful even in the midst of danger and disappointment.
Even in the midst of our trials and tribulations we should find joy and peace; because God loves us. Therefore, if we trust God, even a terrible tragedy is a blessing; because God will bring something good out of it. If we look at Jesusí death, to all the on-lookers it was a terrible tragedy. In reality however, it was the greatest blessing ever to us all because it expressed Godís infinite love and brought us redemption. Furthermore, our faith in God in the midst of our suffering will teach us humility and patience; and by the response to our suffering will spread the faith to those around us. Remember, that the death of Jesus on the cross was scandal to the Jews and foolishness to the Greeks; but to us it is the power and love of God, which brings us eternal life. In other words the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom and weakness of God is stronger than human strength.