A woman learned that a friend had quit her job. She immediately assumed something bad had happened at her work that forced her to leave. Her thinking spiraled into a pool of negativity and sour outlooks that got her depressed about her friend’s plight.
She was surprised, and happy, to learn that her friend quit because she found a better job with another company.
“Why had she assumed the worst when she first heard about the friend quitting her job?” she later wondered.
It’s a good question. Why not expect something good to happen!
Life is God. Life is good. Life is divinely designed to be a good experience for us.
Yes, challenges, trials, and problems are part of the human experience, but every single one of them serve to teach us valuable spiritual lessons. They are opportunities to learn more about God, and how God’s help is available to master whatever evil is before us.
If we hear news about family or friends that sounds ominous, we can pray about what we hear, and know that God is giving them the wisdom, insight, guidance and inspiration they need to mount any difficulty they face and come out on top. We don’t need to assume the worst. We can metaphysically work to support their success. We can expect something good to happen! And that will help them realize the same.