The believer in Christ must always rejoice.
Jesus Christ has given the believer every cause to be content, happy and glad. Christian joy is independent of external circumstances. The believers joy is not like a candle that blows out with the slightest blow of wind. The flame of a candle will only be steady in an unperturbed environment. Each day on this earth brings different challenges. One day brings sunshine, another day brings rain. The believers joy will be as changeable as the weather if it is dependent on looking outside the window.
Internal joy in the heart of a believer is constant when it flows from an unending source. This is the kind of source that never runs dry. This candle never blows out. It is firmly anchored in Jesus. It shines brightly from a never ending source of Joy. This oil of joy does not depreciate with each passing day. It appreciates, shining brightly into each new day.
Philippians 4:4 is a daily reminder to every believer in Jesus Christ. The Lord is with you always. He is the Godman with you. He does not grow weary neither does He grow tired . He is not a fair-weather friend who will only show up when the good times roll. Good seasons will attract seasonal friends (Proverbs 19:4). Emmanuel is consistent in all His ways. He will be you at all times, through the good times and the bad. In weddings, in funerals, at naming ceremonies and during funerals. You can be sure He will be there.
Everyone in Christ can be sure of this: Emmanuel is with you always (Matt. 1:23). Rejoice because you are one with Him and the fruit of His Spirit is joy (Gal. 5:22). Your past has been forgiven, you have a bright future with Jesus. Even unfavourable circumstances work out for good when you are in Christ (Romans 8:28).You can go ahead and be who God has called you to be. You can do all He has called you to do. He has already gone ahead of you to make every crooked way straight. Be confident. Rejoice and again I say, rejoice. At all times you have access to the throne of Grace. He is with you ALWAYS even until the end if time. Hallelujah!!!