If you live long enough, you'll experience hundreds of rainy days. There's a good chance you'll also experience many days when you'll face adversity.
Here's are four tips to help you.
1. Remember what you've already been through in your life, and how you survived it. Consider all the worrying you did and what actually occurred. When you are in the midst of a crisis, it's hard to look beyond the moment.
2. Even during the rain, look for a silver lining with opportunities in the clouds. Perhaps you'll learn how to deal better with situations, and how to rely on more than your abilities. You may find new friends and resources to support you in the future.
3. One of my favorite sayings is, "It is what it is." I've found I am not alone when I use this saying. It's not an admission of giving up. It's making peace with what's going on when you really can't change the circumstances.
4. Regardless of what's going on in your life, you have God-given abilities, strengths, and gifts that will help you get through it. Most importantly, the almighty is standing there ready to help you.
It's always a good idea to use God's umbrella to get through the rain, and even the beyond the rainbow in eternity.
One of God's Great Messengers Said it Best
"Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." (Isaiah 40:28-31)
Like the Steve Miller Band suggests, "We can fly like an eagle."
"The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!" Joyce Meyer
As the great hymn exclaims, "For you will raise me up on eagle's wings, bear me on the breath of dawn, make me to shine like the sun, and hold me in the palm of your hand." And we can also shelter underneath the eagle's wings, for they provide shade and protection.