In Jean-Pierre de Caussade book The Joy of the Saints he writes;
‘To escape the distress caused by regret for the past or fear about the future, this is the rule to follow:… leave the past to the infinite mercy of God, the future to his good providence; and give the present wholly to his love by being faithful to his grace.’
The Prophet Habakkuk learned to look at his circumstances from the framework of God’s character, instead of looking at God’s character from the context of his own circumstances. Hab. 3:19.