We usually see tough circumstances and joy as either-or. God says they’re both-and. It’s one of His best surprises.
“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice and be glad in the LORD. . . .” Habakkuk 3:17-18
Father, in all the ups and downs of this day, be my constant joy.