Adversity is not something I get excited about. It's painful, messy, and uncomfortable. Even though it's not something I look forward to, it is so needed. It has taught me who I truly am and has woken me up to constantly be thankful in each and every moment. It's all about perspective.

We can either choose to feel sorry for our current situation or we can choose to be thankful and look to God for what He is trying to reveal through the discomfort. There is always a bigger picture far beyond the pain -- and the most incredible part is, God is the one drawing that picture.

We need to live out faith by trusting in God's plan and hold tight to the understanding that ultimately adversity is a huge blessing -- and that is something to get excited about! -Nikki