worries are a part of our lives. Financial stress, disease,
hopes dashed to the ground, putting up with a difficult spouse
or an unruly child and death of a near one are some of the
common sources of our tension. The best way to cope with these
tensions is to accept that they are an integral part of life.
God wants to test the attitude we adopt when troubles come our
way. He wants to see if we are still grateful for the favours
He has blessed us with or end up complaining and brooding.
We can literally
enjoy and savor every moment of our life if we follow some
calamity that befalls us has some good concealed in it, which
we may not know at the time it comes our way. It does feel
hard but out of darkness emerges light and we are stronger
than before. It is here that we need to trust God and show
full faith in Him. Try we must and try we should to tactfully
handle every trial that comes our way. But at the same time we
must resign to the will of God at this stage because it is
submission which is the essence of religion.
2. We should
mentally prepare ourselves that a life of trial awaits us. If
one trial goes, the next one will not desist from coming. It
is a relentless process. If we mentally accept that this is a
happening that is bound to befall us, we will feel less
bothered by it and learn to live with it. In fact, live in
peace of mind with it.
3. The favours
of God we enjoy leave us much to think of what we have than
what we do not. His list of favours easily outnumbers His list
of trials. So let us keep an eye on this list.
Being happy in
happy times is very easy; being happy in difficult ones is
not. The former comes naturally and the latter needs a
different approach to life. Some of its ingredients have been
Let us revisit
our attitude to life and enjoy every moment that lies in store