Life is hard! And sometimes it’s just difficult to be happy about the difficulties of life. But in Philippians 4:4 Paul is clear about how we are to handle the difficulties of this life, Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! This is easier said that done, but God’s commands are clear and He is the one who gives us the strength to rejoice if we simply trust in Him. We are never alone. God is always by our side.