Seeking God in the Day of Adversity

A christian during adversity

The Christian walk isn’t an all-time good. There are times and seasons of adversity that God permits for reasons known to him.

The afflictions of the righteous may be many, but God delivers him from all (Psalm 34:19). Jesus said we should cheer up. Though we may experience adversities, he has overcome them on our behalf through his death on the cross (John 16:33).

Don’t let your faith fail you in the days of adversity (Proverbs 24:10). It’s temporal. God permits it for a reason to build your faith. After a while, he strengthens and perfects you (1 Peter 5:10). 

God has promised a crown of life to whoever overcomes difficult times. Happiness here on earth and forever in heaven. He wants us to endure till the end to receive the promise (James 1:12).

God permits adversity so that we get the understanding and know the feeling to comfort those in distress (2 Corinthians 1:4). A friend should love at all times and at the time of adversity as well (Proverbs 17:17).

Regardless of adversity, God's plan will always prevail in our lives. He knows the plans he has for us and has promised to give us an expected end (Jeremiah 29:11). He will fight for you through the storm (Exodus 14:14).

Rely on God's grace during trials. He has given you the grace to overcome. He is working behind the scenes, fixing things, and working everything in your favor. His grace for you in adversity is sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Don’t be overwhelmed by difficulties. Cheer up. God only permitted it to build your patience because every Christian needs patience for a good life on earth. Patience is an important virtue we need in the Christian faith (James 1:2-4).

Be strong and learn from Job, who despite his adversity, remained faithful to God (Joshua 1:9).

God's word strengthens. It helps in the time of trials. Renew your mind daily in times of distress and you will get the strengths to overcome (Romans 12:2).

Call on God during difficult times. Don’t relax and do nothing. Jesus said if we have faith, we can command every mountain to go from us (Matthew 17:20). We can command every mountain and adversity to leave through prayer (Psalm 118:5-6; Philippians 4:6-7).

Be patient. Adversity is for a season and we pray God gives us the grace to overcome difficult times.

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