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The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten Jesus. Despite the horrible things surrounding David’s life, he didn’t forget God’s law. The same should go for us. No matter what trials you’re going through, don’t forget Jesus! He is the source of peace and truth. His word is truth and what He says He will do, He will do!

Joh_16:33  These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Jesus tells us to be of good cheer when we go through tribulation. Noah Webster defines this as:

To dispel gloom, sorrow, silence or apathy; to cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful; as, to cheer a lonely desert; the cheering rays of the sun; good news cheers the heart.

Cheer does not automatically come when we’re in the middle of a trial. Cheerfulness is a muscle that we have to exercise and strengthen. We need to purposefully concentrate on the positive and the blessings that have been bestowed upon us.

Php 4:8  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 

We can change our thinking by obeying Paul’s words in the above verse. In so doing, we take our eyes off our circumstances and place them on good things, amen?