Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble. Psalm 90:15
In this passage, Moses cautioned us about how we should view affliction. If anyone knew affliction and heartache, it was Moses. There was no end to his trouble. But his attitude was where it needed to be when he wrote these words. He realized that you could look at life through positive-tinted glasses and through negative-tinted glasses. He had every reason to be pessimistic about his plight.
A co-worker of ours in Tajikistan was known as Miss Pollyanna. She didn’t have an unkind or pessimistic word for anybody or anything. I asked her about it once. She said that when her husband was in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s she had a choice right then and there how to look at it. She said for her she has to specifically choose positive. It’s a choice that she has to make daily.
Moses chose positive, and he chose rightly.
What about us?