Thank you for being the God who walks besides those who love Him in the Valley of the Shadow of Death. I rejoice in the continued presence of the Holy Spirit with me, so that I am never alone.
Lord, I lift up a sincere request for happiness during this time of difficulty. Help me find joy, that I may be strengthened spiritually, and happiness that I may continue to engage with those around me with Christian love.
Sometimes it can be hard to see Your hand moving when everything around me seems dark. Help me find happiness so that I can see Your work, even if I do not understand it fully right now.
I know that You use all things for Your glory, and for my good. I ask that You keep my focus on You during this trial.
In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray,