Life is hard. Bad things happen to good people and seemingly bad people have good things happen to them. Death takes away loved ones every day, and this world just continues to get worse.
I just read a news report on a dating couple who got pregnant. The man didn't want the baby, so he tricked his girlfriend by telling her she had an infection. (His dad is a doctor.) So he got a prescription for the morning after pill, and told her it was antibiotics. She trusted him. Now, not only did she lose her child, but she lost the trust and love of someone she planned to marry. What a cruel thing to do! He killed his OWN child!
How can we have joy and peace under these circumstances? By trusting in the God of perfect peace. Romans 15:13 says, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
God's joy and peace are there for us if we trust Him.
How do you trust Him? By letting go of things and people. God knows what's best for you. He has a plan for your life, and it's a better plan than you'd ever imagine. Trust Him. Let is joy and peace fill your heart and soul!