Rejoice! That’s Easy, Right?

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Recently I learned about the passing of the older brother of a dear friend of mine.  I immediately purchased a sympathy card and went to the house of my friend.  She opened the door and saw me standing there and the tears were streaming down her face.  Without saying a word, we embraced and I cried right along with her.  Having never been introduced to her older brother before, I could feel the pain of her loss and I was genuinely moved to tears.

In scripture, we are admonished to rejoice with them that rejoice, and weep with them that do weep.*

While it may seem very easy to weep with them that do weep, why is it so difficult and hard for some to rejoice with those that rejoice?

Can you rejoice with those living their dreams while you’re struggling to make ends meet?

Can you rejoice with your coworker for getting promoted over you when you trained him/her?

Can you rejoice with your friend on the purchase of a new car that’s parked at their bigger house?

Can you rejoice when they were called to take the lead instead of you, even when you felt you were better qualified?

While rejoicing seems to be an easy skill to obtain, is it really?

 

*Scripture reference:  Romans 12:15

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9 thoughts on “Rejoice! That’s Easy, Right?

  1. M.V. Beavers says:

    You are right! The Word says that the people of God are to rejoice when even one soul comes to Him and is saved. Yet, you’ll be with other believers and there will be no evidence of rejoicing. If we can’t rejoice in this free gift which is available to all who ask, how can we rejoice when we see others getting what we want? This is a heart problem and can only be fixed through prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit. We should pray for the fruits of the spirit in Galatians 5:22 and ask God to deliver us from the deeds of the flesh in Galatians 5:20-21 which include jealousy and envy. If we are believers the same spirit that was in Christ Jesus is in us; we must unleash it through prayer, study of the Word and the exercising of our gifts. God bless you all!

    • Haneef says:

      God is “speaking” to me today about this Becky. Angie’s inlaws house burend down in the middle of the night last night. God spared Josh’s brother’s life miraculously.Jimmy just came down with Influenza A – and Josh & Ange are leaving for Thailand on Wed. Please pray for them – and we all realize that God is Sovereign over these things.Love you sister.

  2. E J R says:

    That is so on target. We should share in each others life circumstances. Whether good or bad. The body of Christ should look out for each other. We should not be trying to out do each other and be above each other. Let’s help lift each other up. The body is more than the head. It is the entire being. Let’s be Christ like because if we are the body then each member has a function!!!!!!!!! REJOICE and again I say REJOICE.

    • Makoni says:

      I’m not Catholic but I agree with the message. We must live with full of hope that God is alawys with us.And soon.. no definite time but for sure He will come and save those who accepted Him as savior.

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