We suffer things in vain everyday because we don’t really believe the gospel is wonderful everyday. Do you meditate on the gospel every day of the year? Have your affections been moved towards Jesus? Does your life testify to the power of the gospel? Everything else in this life will fade away except our salvation. If your desire is for God to be glorified more than anything else, your joy will be attached to that and will only increase. May the basis of our joy and hope be that Jesus is alive!