Lake Avalon SunsetIn general, people have a tendency to thank God when life is all rainbows and unicorns. But when life hits us hard and we’re faced with challenges, we often forget to keep our faith and gratitude.

I feel as if it’s a strange human urge to forget our spiritual side when things go south. I’m going to talk for just a minute about why I feel it’s super important to keep the faith in both the good times and the bad times.

Trust me when I say I’m not some sort of biblical scholar! While I may lack expert knowledge of the Bible, I have seen my fair share of tragedy as well as good times.

As most of you know, I’m going through a trial of my own. I choose to praise God and give Him the glory every day!

Good Times, Good Vibes: Worldwide Trend

Everywhere you look, people have a habit of thanking God when things are going well. Got a new job? Thank God. Nailed that final exam? Thank God. Good health, a loving family, or any other win big or small, people everywhere like to give all the glory to God.

Forgetting the Faith: When Life Gives Us Lemons

When life gets really tough, we’re often so busy trying to keep our heads above water, we forget to keep that connection with God. When we’re in the middle of a storm, it feels weird to thank God.

Some people will even blame God for their troubles, disconnecting from the spiritual support they had when things were all sunshine and roses.

I feel like the real issue is the imbalance in faith between good times and bad times. I’m not oblivious to the fact that we feel scared and lost when we’re going through something really bad in our lives. I just feel it’s important to remember that our faith is a solid rock to hold onto during the storm.

Keeping the Faith When Life Gets Tough

I have always been taught to emphasize the power of faith during hard times.

Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

A refuge is a hiding place, a place of comfort and rest. According to the scripture, God is our refuge and strength. We are encouraged by the psalmist to hope, trust, and exercise confidence in God.

In the toughest of times, we’re asked to make God our refuge and strength. Horrible things may have taken place in your life. Declining health, lack of finance, abusive spouse, family trouble, or being without a job just to name a few.

Whether they were caused by the devil, by men, or even by ourselves, God remains our place of refuge and strength.

Speaking from experience, the devil will use discouragement and disappointment as a means to frustrate you. When you get discouraged and frustrated, it’s easy to feel lonely and hopeless. Even completely lost. When this happens, we’re putting our already fragile situation into the devil’s hands, which will ultimately reap sorrow and grief.

Thanking God in tough times can be a powerful way of accepting that ups and downs are part of life. It’s like waving a white flag and admitting that we don’t have all the answers.

How to Keep the Faith Going, No Matter What

To keep the faith strong, it needs to become a habit, not just something we turn to in good times. This includes being thankful for what we have, praying or meditating on God’s Word, seeking guidance, and helping others.

By doing this regularly, we’ll find it easier to thank our Heavenly Father, even when life is a complete mess. This habit can help us build resilience that comes from faith, helping us tackle hard times with courage and a belief that everything, good or bad, happens for a reason.

While it’s human nature to thank God or any higher power during good times, it’s just as important, if not more, to keep that faith during bad times. By making faith a daily habit, we can find strength, peace, and wisdom to face life’s storms. When we’re thankful, no matter what life throws at us, that’s when we truly understand the power of faith.