“Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight. Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of sin” (Romans 4:7-8).
The apostle Paul, in writing to the believers in Rome, quoted this passage from Psalms to show that faith in the finished works of Jesus is the only way to heaven.
Salvation and real joy is not obtained by our works, but by our faith in Jesus.
Whatever hardships we may face now will become dimmer as we think beyond them to what we have waiting for us in eternity.
That should bring a smile to our face.