First, when facing opposition we can be optimistic. I heard a great philosopher once say that they were not an optimist; however I believe that in order to get through the opposition you must be optimistic about the outcome. It takes too much of our energy to worry and think the worse of every situation (plus it's bad for our health). Second, opposition brings opportunity. For the believer, opposition presents an opportunity to pray and rest in the bosom of God. Opposition also brings opportunities for growth. God never allows opposition to take place in our lives to harms us, but He always uses it (if we allow Him) to teach us. Embrace the opposition...see it through to the end.