I sometimes find myself pessimistically looking at the mountain of issues confronting me, feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. Other times, I feel full of optimism that it is all going to work out (but I know deep down that I am in the process ignoring the reality and the extent of the problem). Is there a third approach?
While we as humans may waver between these two approaches, God offers a third alternative – the eyes of faith.
This involves:
  • Thanking God for the good things in our lives
  • Acknowledging to Him the extent of the challenges that we are facing
  • And simply knowing and trusting that He somehow will make a way – remembering what He has done for us in the past, and looking with confidence towards the future.