How can we be happy in tough times?
Meanwhile, the disciples in Antioch continued to be full of joy and the Holy Spirit. Acts 13:52
Disciples were tortured for preaching the word of God. Jews did not accept them. During this time, disciple gathered in Antioch regularly and had fellowship; therefore they were full of Joy and were filled in the Holy Ghost. When we are facing trails and troubles, do not be lonely but share your problems with your fellowship members and spent time in gathering together and fervently praying.
You should have a strong relationship with a prayer group. If you do not have one, start one immediately or get into one. Do not look at the number of people or in signs and wonders, but like the disciples; gather together in one accord and in brotherly love. God created man so that God will have fellowship with Him, When Jesus sent disciples out; always it was in groups. Where is your fellowship ?, Growth happens in groups.
Lord, please make our fellowship stronger and please extend the boundaries of our fellowships. Amen.