“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive
crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in
God my Savior.” (Habakkuk 3:17–18, NIV)
We all face challenges, difficulties and times when things don’t go our way. God doesn’t send these storms, but He will allow us to go through certain things in order to shape our character and prove our faith. Really, it’s in our times of difficulty that we grow and develop.
God wants to use the tough times in our lives to do a work in
us. He wants to strengthen and develop us. Our attitude in times of adversity is
the evidence of our maturity. Are we going to treat people right even when we’re
being mistreated? Are we going to stay full of joy even when the bottom falls
out? Are we going to be faithful even in the dry seasons of our lives when we
don’t see anything good happening?
It may take more effort. You may have to work harder to keep a
good attitude, but remember, attitude and faith in God is the key to your
promotion. As you keep that positive attitude of faith and expectancy, even in
times of adversity, God will deliver you and move you forward into the destiny
He has prepared for you!
Father, I want to grow spiritually and be more like You. I choose to trust You in times
of adversity knowing that You are working things out for my good. Renew a right
attitude in me by Your Spirit in Jesus’ name. Amen.