- And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28KJV)
If we do an inventory of our lives, the things that have made great impact on us have not been the really fine smooth events. Those count, but the difficult and most trying moments that did not make sense are those events that eventually shaped, built character, hope, endurance, purpose and a sense of direction. Mostly bringing about a complete turn around to persue what is worthy. In the long run, adversity brings out the best in every human being. To remain positive therefore, in difficult moments for a Christian, is not escapism; it's a firm belief in the words of God and an acknowledgement that God knows what is best for us.
If Job can boldly say that “..[God] knoweth the way that I take: when [God] hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.“ (Job 23:10), then every Christian should be able to endure and acknowledge that this challenge shall also produce the best in me. The reality is that bad situations always---always produces great end results. This is not living in denial escapism or superstition.The reality is that God is always up to something good when things don't go our way.