Pastor Keith explains what enables the Apostle Paul to be the ultimate optimist in the face of harrowing trials and then identifies three habits we should foster to cultivate the same kind of gospel-generated joy!
Three joy-inducing habits to cultivate:
1) Acknowledge God’s sovereignty over difficulty.
2) Rejoice in your trials
verse 15-19; James 1
3) Recognize the impact your joy has on others
“When believers handle suffering rightly, they are not merely glorifying God to God. They are showing the world something of the greatness of God – and perhaps nothing else can reveal him to people in quite the same way.” – Tim Keller