How many of us, will consider it pure joy, when we are in a tight and difficult place?
I do not know about you, but I am not very often joyful, when I am in a difficult situation. Yet the Word of God tells us, that the joy of the Lord is our strength.
The reason we should consider it pure joy, when we are under various trials, is because, of the end result of those trials.
You see, the end result by all those trials, is that we become more mature as Christians.
Difficult situations, develop our perseverance, and character.
We are born with a particular temperament, but we develop a character. And for a character to be developed, it has to go through all sorts of situations, good and bad, and not just the good.
Our faith will be tested by difficult situations, and if it passes the test, it will develop perseverance in us, and the perseverance will make us more mature in our walk with God. That is why we have to consider it a pure joy.