In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should ﬁnd nothing after Him. Ecclesiastes 7:14
Life is full of sunny days and rainy days. The path we travel has smooth roads and rough roads. Life is not always easy, even when you give your life to Christ. The life of a Christian does not take you out of the ﬁre, but it is a life of regular testing. In the day of prosperity we are to be joyful because of God’s blessings. And in the day of adversity, we are to be thankful as well. We are to be thankful that we have a God that we can go to. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 24:10 that “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.” Our faith in God should not be predicated on the condition of our day. God is good whether our days are good or bad. Our faith in God actually is the thing that can be the diﬀerence in making a bad day a good day. Rainy days do turn into sunny days. Rough roads turn into smooth roads. If God created you, then why not believe that He can create a way for you? If God made you, why not believe that He will make a way out of no way? We don’t know what today may hold, but we know who holds today. So if today is your day of prosperity then be joyful in the Lord. If today is your day of adversity, then know that God is in control and be joyful in the Lord. Keep the faith and hold on, your day of prosperity is coming into view!
Be blessed and be encouraged!