These statements form the most perfect three-strand cord. If, in the midst of trial, we trust God to move in His perfect timing (that’s patience) and refuse to separate ourselves from Him (that’s being faithful in prayer), and we hold tight to hope that all things work for good for those who love God and are committed to His purpose, then we will find JOY even in the middle of the storm. See how beautifully they wind together? Joy grows out of patient faithfulness in conflict.