James 1:2, "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials."
We all thrust into 2013 walking in faith and not by sight, declaring positive affirmations upon our lives and somewhere along the way, life and trials have taken their course. While going through pain, we have to seek God's Wisdom to receive perspective on the pain. James encourages us to press in spite of the falls we experience in life, we ought to count it and them all joy. While going and growing through the process, God will manifest His glory in your life and give you a peace in the midst of the pain that you can't explain, but you can feel it. In spite of your finances, children going through changes, illnesses, family members acting out, God will whisper you wisdom and give you perspective on why things are the way they are and what your assignment is in the situation. No matter what happens, don't lose your joy! Happiness is short-term, but the joy of the Lord is eternal. Stay focused, press through the pain and gain perspective of your pain:)