“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
Sometimes the key to survival is faithfully trusting that God is there helping us, despite the outward circumstances. Choosing joy through hope rather than despair, choosing patient endurance in times of affliction, and choosing faithfulness in prayer are all decisions of the heart.
We can trust that God, who raised Jesus from the dead, can also change our circumstances because he hears our voice.
Oh God, create in me a new heart so that I might persevere with joy no matter what the difficulty. Help me to faithfully call on you in all my circumstances. Amen.