When life gives you LEMONS . . . make lemonade? Due to a surplus of lemons in 2011, I have developed a more aggressive approach.
This is my return-to-sender response. We have all lifted our shields to ward off the slings and arrows of those who, for some reason, choose not to rally with who we are. Then there are those attacks that smell suspiciously of hell.
Yet, God does use assaults and disappointments as raw material for something spectacular. He turns the negative into positive: setbacks into comebacks! He loves conversion!
Joseph's words to his brothers after they had thrown him into a pit and left him for dead, were "But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive." (Genesis 50:20) Joseph obviously recognized God's hand in his circumstances.
It's safe to say that we can expect "God" results, but there are still things we should refuse to give place to. Then, maybe afterwards, we can make lemonade.