Young suggests that giving thanks when things go south, will help us "befriend" our problems. Not that is a new concept if ever there was one!!! Befriending and being thankful for snags and setbacks!!! I guess if I remind myself daily that I do not want to remain as I am it can help position me to embrace the bumps of life. Embracing these inconveniences says, God I trust You no matter what happens.
One of the most quoted bible verses is Romans chapter 8 verse 28. Here it is from the message bible:
"That why we can be sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good."
Every detail means ..... every detail. I know it is hard to imagine, but it is completely true. Some of the hardest things I have faced in my life have produced some of the most significant change and break through. It never feels good at the time I can assure you of that. I have learned in the midst of the storm to remind myself, it will not always feel like this. This too shall pass. Somehow that give me the perspective I need to endure when I am tempted to spiral downward.