Watched a movie called "Rust" the other day and heard a great quote about keeping things in perspective. Thought I'd share with the community:
"The dark events in our life aren't hurdles that God puts before us to see how high we can jump or how hard we stumble. Our God is more loving than that. Those 'hurdles' are the way we choose to look at the bad stuff of our lives. All too often we get so knotted up in the threads of our life that we forget to look at the bigger picture. The entire weaving of HIS fabric."
I think it's helpful to remind oneself of the bigger picture of God's plan. Trust that God's plan is always ultimately in our best interest. Also, keep in mind that you can learn something valuable from any situation. Use each "hurdle" to rejuvenate and strengthen your own faith.
Here's the preview for the movie. I recommend giving it a watch: youtube.com/watch?v=vTVtw8ft0Yg