In Times of Adversity
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world.
And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
1 John 5:4 NKJV
When we face the inevitable difficulties of life-hereon-earth, God stands ready to protect us. All of us face times of adversity. On occasion, we all must endure the disappointments and tragedies that befall believers and nonbelievers alike. The reassuring words of 1 John 5:4 remind us that when we accept God’s grace, we overcome the passing hardships of this world by relying upon His strength, His love, and His promise of eternal life.
When we call upon God in heartfelt prayer, He will answer— in His own time and according to His own plan—and He will heal us. And while we are waiting for God’s plans to unfold and for His healing touch to restore us, we can be comforted in the knowledge that our Creator can overcome any obstacle, even if we cannot. Let us take God at His word, and let us trust Him today . . . and every day.
God will make obstacles serve His purpose. - Mrs. Charles E. Cowman, 100 Days of Prayer
Adversity is always unexpected and unwelcomed. It is an intruder and a thief, and yet in the hands of God, adversity becomes the means through which His supernatural power is demonstrated. - Charles Stanley
Tribulation is a gift from God—one that He especially gives His special friends. - St. Thomas More
God will not permit any troubles to come upon us unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty. - Peter Marshall
Dear Heavenly Father, when I am troubled, You heal me.When I am afraid, You protect me. When I am discouraged, You lift me up. In times of adversity, let me trust Your plan and Your will for my life. And whatever my circumstances, Lord, let me always give the thanks and the glory to You. Amen