The way we respond to a situation is more important than the outcome.
During my study of Exodus, after they were rescued from the Eygptians, led into the wilderness, we witnessed that the Israelites are always complaining about the lack of food or water. A complaining spirit blinded them from seeing that the Lord, who delivered them from the Eygptians and led them by the cloud by day & pillar of fire at night, would be more than able to provide them with food and water to satisfy the physical hunger. Likewise, if we do not remember God’s goodness from the past, we forget that He is trustworthy and gracious. We need to constantly remind ourselves of the goodness of God, especially during the trying times.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. -James 1:17
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things. -Phil 4:8
Wrong attitudes and wrong mindsets leads us in the wrong direction.
I shall keep watch of my thoughts and responses toward every situation, and put to death the tendency of grumbling or complaining, so as to fulfil the will of God in 1 Thess 5:16-18 “Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you (and me) in Christ Jesus.”