This is a guest post.
You may think it’s a little bit strange to say this, but I think we need to learn to appreciate our trials a lot more than we do because they’re what make us grow and mature in godly character.
You see, in hard times, we tend to experience more of His nearness and power in our lives. It’s in those times that we really come to know Him.
Complaining actually opens a door for the devil. We need to learn to thank God in everything.
Don’t go to lunch with someone and spend the whole time talking about your problems. Remember, recall and recount the good things God is doing in your life.
Talk about your Red Sea moments. Remember the manna He gave you last week. Remember the resurrections you’ve had in your life. The Bible says to fix your mind on those things that are worthy of praise (see Philippians 4:8). Remember those things. Talk about those things.
I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy to do. It’s much easier to make excuses and feel sorry for yourself because things will happen to you that don’t seem fair. The key is to keep saying, “I trust You, God, and I believe You will work it all out for my good.”
Talk about your blessings and not your problems..