Hot topic: overcoming adversity

Have you ever had a season where it seems like more is going wrong than what’s going right?  Job had this experience. In a short amount of time: he lost all of his kids, all his wealth evaporated, his health took a plunge & his wife went rogue & didn’t encourage him. Job totally went through an awful season & you can read his book in the Old Testament to hear his thoughts & emotions in the thick of all these difficulties. Going through hardships & difficulties isn’t something new in our human experience but here are some ideas that might be helpful:

*in difficulties, be honest with God (Job was super upset, disappointed & frustrated with God & didn’t hold back nor withdraw from talking with God)
*consider the people who you allow to speak into your life: do they affirm God’s work, do they hear your heart, do they strengthen your faith?  Job’s friends were kind of sketchy on these points
*keep your focus on God because a continual eye on the hardships can be very unsettling
*there are brighter days ahead – Jer 29:11 🙂

One thought on “Hot topic: overcoming adversity

  1. Adversity is fascinating – pain is amazing for seeking change. Psalms 119:71 & 72 -” It is good for me that I have been afflicted ” YIKES!!!!! and what is the “law of they mouth” Hmmmm sounds like positive confession time.
    THEN Job sums it up 22:29 “when men are cast down….there is a lifting up” Yeah God
    Selah

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