When troubles come, you can choose to brace or embrace. Brace, as in stiffen up, steel yourself against what’s coming. Or embrace, as in open up, relax and welcome it. Sometimes bracing is good. If you’ve seen the movie “Sully,” you’ve seen the value of the brace. But more often than not in life, embracing is probably better. You might not be able to jump and down in ecstatic joy when trials come, but as you trust in Christ, you can embrace those trials with joy. See James 1:2-4.