Scripture for the day is Proverbs 14:13

Even in laughter the heart is sad,
    and the end of joy is grief.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, in this world even the happiest times are tinged with sadness. But that is offset with a knowledge of your promises, so even the saddest times can be tinged with happiness. Trouble makes us depend more on you and in prayer seek more your love. Indeed, you make “my griefs to sing.” Amen.