I have been listening to the wise counsel of wise friends who know You well. I am blessed with so many people to talk to. I don’t know where You are leading me, but I know You are leading. In the midst of the confusion I am filled with joy, pure joy, because You love me enough to lead me, because You have a plan that is bigger and more perfect than anything I can imagine, because You are changing me and making me more like You.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.