Thursday, May 9, 2013

Biblical Optimism

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” -Winston Churchill

Optimism is more than a ‘glass half full’ approach, it is even more than finding the ‘silver lining’—a biblical worldview of optimism is a faith that God is still sovereign in spite of how difficult your circumstance may be.  Through every difficulty there is an opportunity to exercise your faith. You may not always have clarity, but you will trust God. You probably will not always be happy, but your hope is in Him.  You may not always enjoy the pleasures of prosperity, but there is nothing that can steal your peace that God will provide.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28, NIV). 

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