Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Paul calls the Philippians his joy and crown. He pleads with Euodia and Syntyche to agree with each other in the Lord.
His command is to rejoice in the Lord always. We must not be anxious about anything, but take everything to the Lord in prayer and thanksgiving. Then the peace of God will guard our hearts and minds in Christ.
We are commanded to rejoice in the Lord always. This is not possible in human strength alone. We face all kinds of problems- work, relationships, family, finances and health. At times it seems that anxiety and fear can make joy impossible,
The key to joy is to hand over everything to God in prayer. Trusting in the mighty power of God to overcome every problem leads to peace. With peace in our hearts, we can then rejoice in Him.
The main point is to keep our focus on Christ- we rejoice in the Lord.
Lord I lay all my worries at your feet. Help me to trust you and rejoice in you. Amen.