Maintaining Joy in the Midst of Difficulty

On Sunday, March 29th, Fr. Michael Sorial led a study at the Link on Nehemiah 8:1-10. The children of Israel were gathered together to read the Law and were so moved that they began to worship God, after which they wept from their hearts. Maybe it was the trials in their life, the acknowledgement of their own sin, or their recollection of the glory of God that moved them to tears. How have recent trials that you have experienced impacted your relationship with God? How might you choose to make "the joy of the Lord your strength" today and this coming week?