When you are late for an appointment, is letting people pull in front of you while driving easy?  When waiting in a long line for a customer service issue, do you begin to project judgment on the person trying their best to keep up, or are you privately demanding their immediate termination?

It is easy for us to neglect our abilities to have joy in adverse seasons.

James states it like this: My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.

It is not easy to remember that God ALWAYS has an expected end to difficult seasons.  I often say, “The private speaks to the public.”  What is going on inside is bigger than what is going on outside! 

The challenge usually goes back to the ground floor of faith (Forever Always I Trust Him); our individual ability to believe that His Word will do what He states it will do.  It’s His simple things that confound the wise things in life. 

Always being able to zoom out and see the correct perspective in the seasons we are experiencing is key to our moving forward.  When we learn to respect our seasons, we are more capable of being joyful and can usually get through them quicker. 

There is quite a big difference between a life that is “Taken Apart” and a life that is “Falling Apart.”

So, the next time you are feeling that you are spiraling downward, just STOP and remember, your perspective may be inaccurate.  You will now need to change your focus and get back to seeing the truth about who you are and what is really going on…

Psalm 119: 1-2 (MSG)   You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God.  You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him.