Confronting Your Season of Adversity
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Search for God’s love for us

Introduction

Times of adversity can feel like a desert: intense heat during the day, followed by freezing nights. It takes courage and endurance to walk across a desert.

There are no maps and no obvious paths to follow. We can feel lost, lonely and very scared. We don’t know whether we will be able to make it to the other side and to better and happier times.

But we all have to confront the deserts of life, at some time or another.

Moreover, we must survive the sandstorms of poor emotional and physical health. We must stop from walking toward unholy promises and we must find shelter, after being out in the heat of making hard and difficult choices in life.

1. Search for, and understand, God’s love for us

We must search for God’s love for us, which is the cool, forgiving and restful promise of His Grace. It is only then that our journey through the desert will be accomplished. Forget the former things. Do not dwell on the past.

Isaiah 43:19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.

The LORD watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love. He alone is our shield, our protector.

Psalm 33:18, 20 “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.”

Jeremiah 31:1 Many sorrows come to the wicked, but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the LORD . So rejoice in the LORD and be glad, all you who obey him! Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!

John 1:14 God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.

John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

We all endure blinding sandstorms of life:

  • broken relationships
  • bad choices and
  • lost opportunity

However, God’s love and grace gives us the strength to overcome and be triumphant.

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I am an English Lady from England, (UK) who moved to the USA for ten years with my daughter to chase a dream. Once there, I found much more waiting for me than I expected. I found the Lord Jesus Christ and He moved in my life with a much needed Miracle only a few months after accepting him as my Lord and Savior. From that moment on I was “on fire” for the Lord and was drawn strongly in to Intercessory Prayer for others and worked as a Prayer Counselor for eight years. I want the light the Lord has given me to continue to shine ever more brightly so everyone may know that God truly does live inside of me.

  • Amen, me too I want to give myself to God. I want to love Him more than anything in my life. After everything I’ve been through I need to rest in His presence. Please pray for me to be in God,so that God can be in me.

    • Dear Glenda…. Please never give up on Prayer because prayer is STRONG and it WORKS for I have seen it. Please talk to the Lord each day, tell Him what you need….Ask it….Believe in it and give Praise to Him for it and watch what your Heavenly Father will do in your life for you. It will be in His time and not yours but God is never late, He is always on time….He is there with you now, He will never Abandon you or Forsake you for He is the One that loves you the most. …God Bless. Yvonne Miller