Rejoicing in Spite of Life's Troubles

I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken…Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust in Him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge. [Psalm 62:1-2 and 5-8, NLT] 

I will “rejoice in You Lord always. Again, I will rejoice! I desire to know Your gentleness. For You are at hand. I will be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with gratitude, I will make my requests known to You. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will protect my heart and mind through Jesus Christ.” [Philippians 4:4-7, MEV modified] 

I will exalt You, my God and King, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You and praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unfathomable. One generation shall praise Your works to another and shall declare Your mighty acts. I will speak of the glorious honor of Your majesty and Your wondrous works. They shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, and I will declare Your greatness. They shall abundantly declare the fame of Your great goodness and shall sing of Your righteousness. For You are gracious and full of compassion and slow to anger and great in mercy. You are good to all, and Your compassion is over all Your works. All Your works shall praise You, O Lord and Your godly ones shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom and talk of Your power, to make known to people His mighty acts and the glorious majesty of His kingdom. Your kingdom is everlasting, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations. The Lord upholds who fall, and raises all who are bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon You, and You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. You are righteous in all Your ways and loving in all Your works. You are near to all who call upon You, to all who call upon You in truth. You will fulfill the desire of those who fear You; You also will hear their cry and will save them. You preserve all who love You, but You will destroy the wicked. My mouth shall speak the praise of You, and let all people bless Your Holy Name forever and ever. Amen, Amen! [Psalm 145]