When you are challenged with adversity, the key is how you respond to it. You may often find yourself reacting in fear or anger and worry begins to take over in your mind, followed by doubt. All of this can really play havoc with your mind. I would encourage you to strive for a faith can-do attitude that says in Philippians 4:13 (NKJV), “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” And 2 Tim 1:7 (J.B. Phillips New Testament) says, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power and love and a sound mind.” The best response is as the Psalmist says in Psalm 121:1-2 (NKJV), “I will lift up my eyes to the hills from whence does my help come, my help comes from the Lord the maker of heaven and earth.“ Ask him for His wisdom and discernment. Ask Him for His peace and strength. Ask Him for His grace and courage. Don’t let the blows of adversity crush you. Be determined to learn from challenging circumstances and stop trying to be in control of your life, but instead relax and trust in the Lord’s control. Psalm 56:3-4 (NASB) says, “When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You. In God, whose word I praise, in God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?”

I release all my circumstances to Your control and I thank You for Your peace, Your strength, and Your grace, and I will relax and trust in your control.