The Adjusting of Our Attitudes in Adversity - Part Two

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he” - Proverbs 23:7 (KJV)

An attitude is defined as a pattern of thinking established over a period of time. What kind of attitude is on display when you are dumped in a ditch of despair? According to the Scriptures, we can expect to experience difficult times.

“All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.” – Proverbs 15:15 (KJV)

While this passage does not trivialize trouble, it promotes the power of a positive attitude. I submit to you that if our pattern of thoughts consistently places us in a position that is not consistent with the character of Christ, specifically when we are walking in the storms of life, we need a Christ-centered chiropractor to adjust our minds and hearts.

“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me” - Psalm 138:7 (KJV)

Take some time out today to review all of Psalm 138. In this passage of Scripture, the writer reveals that he had hope because he was confident that God would revive him regardless of his circumstances. He knew that God would revive him during the storms of:

  • sickness
  • discouragement
  • faintness, and 
  • death.

The Psalmist confirms that an adjusted attitude is available we walk with the Lord:

Want to do His will during the storms we experience
Abide and remain in the Spirit and the word throughout the storm
Look to glorify the Lord in the storm
Know that the Lord is still Lord and is still in control when you are in the storm.

I encourage you to activate this attitude adjustment in adversity or you will be arrested by the storms.

Not a Sermon But a Thought,

PBKSR