Psalm 37:5 Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your justice as the noonday.
It is quite easy to praise God on those sunny days, when all in your life seems right. You received terrific and happy news on a health scare, or you came into a fortune of money, your favorite team won its game upon a great comeback, the love of your life said yes, your child was born healthy and alive, and many other things. The thanks protruding from you to God might be boisterous and loud, which is quite understandable.
But are you just a “Sunny Day Christian”? When that day comes that everything falls apart, or you lose everything, are you a Job? Job praised God when he lost absolutely everything just as he did when he had everything. Or is God now a second thought, or do you read Him the riot act, that He isn’t worth glorifying and praising. If so, you are what I call a “Sunny Day Christian”, which is not a Christian at all.
If you have placed your faith in Jesus Christ, and really did so, you come to realize that the rest and peace He provided encompasses each and every event in your life. You might not immediately understand the purpose of the bad circumstance or the sadness that comes, but you do praise Him because it is according to His perfect will.
Want to discern “Sunny Day Christians”? Just view their reaction towards God on those stormy days. Are they burning Him a effigy or praising Him. And the preachers of the “Sunny Day” false gospel should be condemned. The Joel Osteens and those who teach a wealth and prosperity gospel, teaching a sinner to be “Sunny Day Christians”.
Look, if it was God’s will that you suffer a terminal disease for years on end, are left broke and homeless, if you are His child you accept His will for you and praise Him! Why? Because you realize that this is NOT your final state of being or home. You realize that God is using whatever He pleases in His grand plan and purpose, without always understanding specifically what that purpose and plan is. You just trust Him and the Psalmist says above, and that my friend is called FAITH, a faith which pleases Him!