Being optimistic is a really good character trait. Always looking for the bright side will make you happier and people will like you more. But don’t call your optimism or finding a silver lining God.

All too often we exchange the victory God would give us for our own optimism. Many times when we are in a crisis, we would do much better to simply acknowledge how bad the situation really is and declare that we are totally helpless to it.

It is then that we cry out to God in desperation. In desperation He saves.

Don’t exchange the total victory God would give you for optimism. Let God be your silver lining in the midst of dark times.

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