We need to take the luxury of being joyful every chance we have. It strengthens us. There is always hope, always something to be thankful for. A singer/comedian Mark Lowry gives hope in what he sings. Then he causes laughter with his clean, hilarious sense of humor. It's a strong possibility that he will be in concert in Orlando in 2014!
When we're suffering we can cling to Jesus, He's clinging tighter to us. We can whisper His Name. He'll hear and soon He'll comfort. Tribulation causes frustration, anger and sometimes angry tears. How do we do steadfast and patience? Hold to Jesus' hand. He'll walk beside us, within us and he'll grow in us steadfastness and patience.
Prayer is whispering in our Best Friend's ear whether we're in trouble or we have something fun to tell Him. He's always here ready to help with his compassion which is like no other and He smiles with warmth when we tell Him our fun. It's a love only a Savior and His worshiper share.