“Find Joy in Bad Circumstances”

“Let’s consider our troubling experiences a joy. Our most challenging times are put before us as opportunities to grow. Don’t miss the opportunity.” – #ToddCPittman

Yep, I Said It!

…and so did James 1:2-5 (NLT) – (2) Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. (3) For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. (4) So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. (5) If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.

“When something bad happens to us we should file those experiences in our ‘Things to Rejoice Over’ folder. It’s like this, when we lock our keys in the car we get mad. When we lose a loved one we mourn. This is expected and although it’s not a time when God commands us to be happy, we must know that He is speaking to us through our difficulties. You see God allows difficult circumstances to occur to help direct us, to help guide us, and to help us grow spiritually. At the moment of difficulties is not the time for us to try to figure out the ‘Why’. Instead, let’s focus our energy on accepting that He has a perfect plan for us and let’s take the time to pray and meditate on His Word for guidance. Our troubles are opportunities laid before us to make us stronger as we continue our destiny walk. Let’s not be confused by the worldy resources of Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, or the rest of the world because when we turn to our Godly resources and label our troubles as joyful things and valuable lessons, that’s what builds our trust in God and that’s when we will understand His plan for our success.” – #ToddCPittman

Published by #ToddCPittman

I am a member of the Channel of Grace Worship Center (CoG) in Edgewood, MD, under Lead Pastor Kenneth Harper. Previous to joining the CoG family, I enjoyed the fellowship of Covenant Living Fellowship in Randallstown, MD, under the direction of Pastors Donald & Danielle Lewis and Christ the King Church in Dacula, GA under Pastor Marion Sailor. I am a proud father of four and husband to Dr. Yolonda Sales-Pittman. Following undergrad at Syracuse University, I am currently pursuing my Master of Divinity (M.Div) at Luther Rice College & Seminary. VISIT | https://linktr.ee/ToddCPittman

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