It seems like many people in my life right now are physically or emotionally at one extreme or another. Things either aren’t going well for them at all… or things are going great. There’s not a lot of middle ground.
So, is there a Bible verse that applies to them all? Is there one that can offer words of advice, help, and encouragement for both? Turns out there is in the book of James.
Here’s this week’s verse, James 5:13 (NRSV):
Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise.
Good advice whether you’re happy, hurting, or somewhere in between.