It's easy to think negative about problems you're facing. I think about Joshua. He was faced with leading Israel across the Jordan and conquering new land, unfamiliar land. One thing you have to do when facing adversity is talk positive and think positive while working on what you may see as a negative. We can see shortcomings in our family members and problems at church or in the lives of those around us, or even in ourselves, but if we concentrate on the positive, the negative will fade (where it belongs) in the background. God had to tell Joshua more than once "Be strong and of a good courage". In verses 6,7, and 9, of the 1st Chapter of this book, God repeats to Joshua "BE STRONG, BE COURAGEOUS". This is a message that we all need to learn in adversity.
God did not promise smooth sailing. He only promised to get us to the other side.
~Let's live Holy~