A woman who had every justifiable reason to complain instead modeled the epitome of faith, persistence, and Christ-like love.
Times of crisis seem to punctuate the waiting times. The wait often seems harder, longer, or even less do-able. Those situations can test our faith. Do we believe the circumstances we are in, or do we hold strong and believe God’s truth?
The outcome of our experience may depend more on our attitude than the actual situation we encounter. I am reminded that I can largely influence the result of my experience by the attitude with which I face the situation. I must deliberately choose that which is right, that which is positive.
Sometimes we say we want to get well, yet we aren’t really willing to do what it will take. We are more comfortable in our known misery than in the discomfort of the unknown.
God desires his children to be healthy. He wants healing for us more than we want it for ourselves. God desires a relationship with us more than our healing.
Maintaining peace and joy during a crisis depends on where we direct our attention. Worrying takes my eyes off God, and puts them on myself and my circumstances, to operate in my own knowledge and strength. That robs me of peace and joy. Living moment by moment, however, trusting God’s provision for the moment, and being thankful for that provision, keeps my focus off my problem and focuses on the solver of my problem. This keeps me in perfect peace.