From Lydia Brownback’s Contentment: A Godly Woman’s Adornment:
Are you facing an impossible situation today? If so, contrary as it seems, rejoice in the Lord. Rejoicing, the activity of joy, begins with offering him thanks — even about the very thing we are dreading. When we do so, we are acknowledging his good hand in it, even when we cannot yet see the good that he has in store. Begin with thanks, and joy will soon follow. So will the strength we need to face our circumstances with a happiness we never thought possible.