1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

Insight: Life is hard. Bad things happen because sin is in the world. In order for us to remain joyful we must live a life of prayer and to focus on and be thankful for the blessings we have - not the things that have gone wrong. 

Prayer: God, help me to be a person of prayer not a person who complains and focuses on the negative. I want to be a person who is marked with joy no matter the circumstances of my life.