James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kind,

When we’re getting blessed and things are going our way, by default, we tend to have a joyous positive attitude. Based on this scripture, God instructs us to have joyous attitude in the midst of troubling times. What God is showing us is, whether a situation is good or bad, we can control our attitude for that day. 

God desires that we maintain a joyous positive attitude but like everything else, our daily attitude is our decision. We can allow external situations to negatively effect our emotions or choose to have joy. It’s up to us. 

Satan is always in our ear attempting to magnify the problem. That will only lead to anger, moodiness, or some other negative emotion. We have to choose to look beyond the problem, focus on the finished works of Jesus, and because of His sacrifice, maintain our joy. 

Control your attitude by being consistent with joy.