I was dealt some potentially devastating, heartbreaking & crushing news this afternoon and very soon after, I posted this as my status: “I WILL NOT look at the size of my problem, heartbreak or obstacle. I will look at the size of MY GOD!” Immediately I received an inbox message that asked:
“So tell me how I am supposed to stay positive when I feel my prayers are going unanswered! I love reading all your positive quotes and I am trying to be positive but it’s just so hard sometimes. Any advice??”
Here’s the advice I gave:
Some days its just hard! Here is what I do.
1. PRAY HARDER! Just because You can’t hear God doesn’t mean He isn’t working behind the scenes! God is a God of suddenlies. At any minute He can send favor, turn a situation around, create a miracle. You have to stay with an expectant faith. Be a prisoner of hope and God will reward you!!
2. Attitude of Gratitude – You cannot be both angry and grateful at the same time. Start counting the blessings and miracles in your life, start looking for them and you shall find more. What’s there not to be grateful? You are alive and breathing! Realize how lucky you are and all the abundance in your life. It’s everywhere! Look for it!
3. Find the Lesson – There is a lesson to be learned from every situation. No matter how unfortunate the situation may appear, recognize the beautiful lessons waiting to be discovered. Sometimes lessons are expensive, but every problem is a learning opportunity in disguise. You may have made a mistake, but now you can accept it and continue, knowing that you will make a different decision in the future. Understand this and be appreciative for the experience.
Hope this helps!! Praying for you!