>Half full or half empty? This phrasing is often used to determine whether a person is an optimist or a pessimist. In his book, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Mark Batterson puts it this way, are we worshipers or complainers?
There is a very distinct reality that God is good. I have to laugh when I say that, not because I doubt it, but because there is a song I learned as a child that comes to mind whenever I hear it. It says, “God is good, all the time. He put a song of praise in this heart of mine. God is good, God is good, all the time.” We are a blessed people. And often when we recognize that we are blessed, we welcome the idea to recognize that God is good.But the reality is the same, even when everything seems to be wrong and everything you had is taken away from you, God is still good. And because God is infinity good, he deserves to be worshiped.
Think about it this way, those who have faced the most adversity have often times been blessed with the best experiences to create a ministry.
I will end with a couple points from Mark Batterson (same book, highly recommend it BTW):
–Opportunity often looks like insurmountable obstacles
–Prayer is less about changing circumstances and more about changing our perspective.