Saints need encouraging. God does not expect us to be happy with life's circumstances. Also, we are not intended to be lulled into lethargy so that we don't seriously consider the circumstances of life. We are to encourage and be encouraged with God's promises not just with human sympathy. We need to know God's promises. We need to believe God's promises. We need to live in light of God's promises. Lastly, we need o share this promise regularly, especially as the trials become more intense.