You can find Joy in the midst of brokenness. One of the hardest times to be joyful is when you’re dealing with multiple problems-seeking solutions but finding none-and then several new difficulties beset you. If you focus too much on finding solutions, you will sink under the weight of your problems. So it’s vital to remember that I am present with you in adversity. I am at work in your situation, and My matchless wisdom enables Me to bring good out of evil-ultimately outsmarting evil with good!
The way to find Joy in adversity is to encounter Me. You can pray, Jesus, help me find You in the midst of this mess! As you unplug your emotions from all the problems and plug them into My Presence, good things start to happen. Your dark mood grows steadily lighter and brighter. Also, as you remain in Me-plugged in to My Presence-I enable you to see things from My perspective. You can be joyful in the midst of brokenness by staying connected to Me.
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. -James 1:2-3 nkjv
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! -Romans 11:33