Making the most out of hardship

It’s so very easy to sink into self-pity, despair or flat-out depression when life throws you a curveball.  It happens when you receive bad medical news or when your husband does something hurtful or when your child starts following the wrong crowd or when your get laid off at work.

However, you do have a choice in how you’re going to view this sudden development.  You can choose to feel sorry for yourself and become consumed with resentment and hopelessness….or you can choose to do three much more productive things!  You can choose to make the most of your hardship by….

  1. Praying without ceasing for God to intervene in the situation (read Luke 18:1-8)
  2. Seeking guidance from God on what possible actions you should take to improve the situation (read Psalm 32:8)
  3. Asking God what He wants you to learn through this situation so that you grow in character and faith (read Romans 5:3-5)

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