So many times we forget about grace when going through difficult situations. We have short tempers and we mope around in self-pity but yet we expect to pick up right where we left off without having any difficulty getting back to normal life. You may not feel like being nice or don’t look for the good things in life; yet God wants us to do these things. How can we expect him to change things when we can’t even change our own attitudes?
We need to pray and ask God to change our heart. Also, ask for him to open your eyes and hearts to the everyday graces and thank him continually. Once we start getting into the habit of praising God our sorrows will seem little compared to all the graces you’ve so recently discovered. As Paul said in Romans 5:3, More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance. I don’t know about you but I need endurance.
Finding grace in time of sorrow is the hardest thing to do but it is worth it!