Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Philippians 4:4
Go with me back in history a couple of thousand years. Let's go to Rome … to a rather drab little room, surrounded by high walls… Inside we see a man seated on the floor. He's an older fellow, shoulders stooped and balding. Chains are on his hands and feet…
It is the apostle Paul… The apostle who was bound only by the will of God is now in chains—stuck in a dingy house—attached to a Roman officer…
He is writing a letter. No doubt it is a complaint letter to God. No doubt it is a list of grievances… He has every reason to be bitter and complain. But he doesn't. Instead, he writes a letter
that two thousand years later is still known as the treatise on joy—Philippians…
Why don't you spend some time with it?
The Inspirational Study Bible (Max Lucado)