God gives us wonderful promises through Jesus Christ. Because of Jesus' death and resurrection, we have eternal life. He gives it to us through his word and his sacraments, a promise that never fails. 

We can loose sight of that both when life is going terribly and when life is amazing. Either way, God calls us to rejoice in him. We don't look at our personal situation. We constantly turn to God's love and mercy for our joy. 

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