Staying Positive in Negative Situations
June 12, 2019
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On Staying Positive in Negative Situation

On Staying Positive in Negative Situation

“Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm, and genuine people.”

Tena Desae

We are mortals. Therefore, we cannot always succeed in pretending that all is well. When, in fact, everything is wrong around us.

The pain is there, the marks are there, everything you see or touch reminds you of what is wrong. Stay positive in these times is not easy and for some, almost impossible.

When someone says to us, stay positive, see the good in the situation. We are like “you don’t understand what’s happening, am in the deep and I see no way out”.

My husband left me, my child is sick, my girlfriend left, can’t stop this habit, am just too sick, the last thing on my mind right now is the word positive.

Avoid Blaming Game

Sometimes it is other people’s fault for the situation you find yourself in. They messed up and you got affected by the consequences of their actions.

Other times it’s your own fault and so on. Wishing you didn’t do it, cursing yourself, blaming your friends, family, the system, the government, and so on is not going to help your situation.

The blame game only increases anxiety and you will end up feeling worse.

The important thing to do is to learn how to see the truth in the problem. Recognize and analyze the dept of the issue and find to the best of your ability solutions to the issues.

You will be surprised that you have inside you, the ability to handle a lot of issues when under pressure. Do not take too long blaming around but try to work things out and move on.

The solution may be less satisfactory but it is better than suckling and doing nothing, living in the illusion that things will go back to the way they were.

Seek Expert Advice

If you are not in the right state of mind, do not take any hasty action but seek help from a friend or go to an expert.

Experts may not appeal to you but there is a lot you can gain from their experiences. They may not have the magic answer to get your situation turned around immediately even though that can sometimes happen.

But they can help you make sense of what is happening and open your eyes to different ways you can solve the problem.

You can’t always solve your problems alone. So, do not be shy or proud by holding back from seeking help when you need it.

Being vulnerable is sometimes part of strength and not weakness. A negative situation can be challenging but staying positive and hopeful will help you greatly.

Visit Familiar Places

Visiting familiar places can help you in staying positive in a bad situation. Places that hold positive memories can be very comforting for you.

You may be tempted to lock yourself indoors but that does not always prove to be a good idea for most people.

Others can cheer themselves up with movies music, comedy, and so on. Do what works best for you. Cheer up for the good times will come again.

Bible Verses on Staying Positive

During negative and times, we find it very difficult to see a way out. We have been in pain, doubts, confusion and everything seems lost.

Sometimes it’s even as a result of our own choices which we made desperately without counting the cost. Many people may desert us and others may even say we deserve our lot.

But know that the Lord will not abandon you. He is closer than you think. A Negative situation can hinder us from staying positive and trusting the Lord. Be reminded that:

“And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

Have your troubles made you feel abandoned by God and you decided to walk away from him? Has your love for God gone cold and you got involved in unrighteousness?

Or have made a mistake for which you are beating yourself over and over again? Remember, God is not a man, do not be afraid and continue running from him.

Be strong, and let your heart take courage. Go back to the Lord and wait on Him for He will forgive you.

“I even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins.” Isaiah 43:25
“Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18

It is in the presence of God that your comfort lays. God can turn your situation around for his love for you will never end. Be of good cheer, for the Lord is on your side.

Going through Trails

Perhaps, the negative situations in your life are trials. Hold on to God and his promises. Perhaps you are going through a series of temptations that seem to be pulling your life apart. Hold on to these words:

No temptation has come upon you except what is common to humanity. But God is faithful he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to bear it. I Corinthians 10:13

Though the situation looks very bad, hold fast to the Lord and though the end is not visible to you, know that

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2

Be patient and endure, hold on to the words of Apostle James.

Dear brothers and sisters, when trouble come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy, for you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow James 1:2-3

You will come out better, in the end, staying positive in a negative situation is not easy but the Lord is on our side.

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