“And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” –Romans 5:3-5 (NASB)
It doesn’t mean we won’t ever be sad–even Jesus wept at the passing of Lazarus. It just means that even in our difficult times, God gives us a reason to exult–having love poured into us through The Comforter.
What does exult mean? Exult means to rejoice greatly, to be jubilant.
Amazing! Reminds me of Psalm 23–“even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”