Gratitude turns problems into opportunities

For over a year and a half my husband’s job required him to commute five hours from home. He would leave for work early Monday morning and return very late Friday night. During this time apart, we both grew in our reliance on God for our supply and companionship, but the distance wore away at our patience.  

While my husband was away, he applied for any job that fitted his background. For most of us out there looking for a job, the market was oversaturated with job seekers and not enough jobs. We were very grateful for the employment we had but really felt it was right for our family to be together again. 

One day, while cleaning out a closet, I found an old cassette tape of a Christian Science lecture. The lecturer said that when we’re faced with a difficulty, be it financial, physical, or even a relationship issue, we need to ask ourselves if we’re going to see the problem as a stumbling block that would impede our progress, dissolve a relationship, or interrupt our health—or are we going to see it as a stepping stone to a better understanding of God’s infinite Love and care.

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