Give thanks to the Lord in all circumstances. Complaining brings about no change in your circumstance but it does make you upset. Being grateful, praising and thanking may not change your circumstance, but it changes your perspective. Maybe you will notice the ‘silver lining,’ but you certainly will feel better. It can allow you to feel joy in the middle of troubling circumstances.
A sacrificial life isn’t a life of emptiness and pain. It’s a life of abundance and joy. A sacrificial life is a resurrected life, a life of hope, promise, fulfillment and purpose.