Jesus didn’t call me to be a Christian. He called me to be a disciple. Jesus is my Master teacher.
I will smile even when I am hurting. I will be happy even when I am unhappy. It’s called strength! It is called the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus counted it a great joy even when He went to the cross for me.
Jesus didn’t promise me a rose garden. He did guarantee that if I follow Him, I would have a joy no one can understand. Submission leads to happiness. Obedience leads to delight.
I can smile if I am hurting. I have Jesus. I have His strength. I can be happy in Him. I have Jesus and I have his courage.