It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop. (Dieter F. Uchtdorf, German airline executive)

They say that in every life a little rain must fall. Rain is a necessary element, but we often see it as a metaphor for problems and discouragement. And it’s true that everyone faces adversity at some time, so Uchtdorf’s observation is helpful. We can’t always control the difficulties of life, but we can control our attitude. Accept adversity with grace and move forward with confidence.

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you (Isaiah 43:2).