When adversity enters into your business or home, the key is how you respond to it. Often you may 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 “can do” faith attitude that says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,”Philippians 4:13 NKJV. And “Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world,”1 John 4:4b NASB. And a further response would be as the Psalmist says in Psalm 121:1-2 NKJV, “I will lift up my eyes to the hills from whence does 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, strength, and grace.