Is God serious? When things go bad and life sucks the wind out of lungs we have to be joyful?! Well, yes and yes!! At times, life can be inconvienient, difficult, stressful, and extremely painful. Unfortunately, in times of stretching our faith reflects externally how we respond to our challenges internally. In other words, our faith in God’s divine direction depletes the moment unexpected struggle hit us. However, Paul reminds us in I Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Be joyful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.” Our God is Eternal, He is the God who is always there – morning, noon and night and if this message is speaking to your situation remember no matter what happens God is the same God in the good times as well as the not so good times. He never changes nor will He ever leave you nor forget you! He loves you more than you could ever imagine so if your stuck between a rock and a hard place keep pressing forward because your greatest blessing is never behind you nor underneath you rather it’s always in front of you!