Confronting Your Season of Adversity
Back
Next

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 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

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.

 

Back
Next
  • I thank you my Jesus my God for all you do for each and everyone us! Amazeing doesn’t even come close to what you are! We love you so much! You are always there no matter what! Thank you for all the answered and unanswered prayers!I pray that each and every soul will know you and be on fire for you!!thank you so much God for giving all us your Holy Spirit!We are truly nothing without you! Psalm119:105 YOUR WORD IS A LAMP TO MY FEET AND A LIGHT TO MY PATH. In your Holy name we praise you! Love you always and forever Amen Amen

  • I praise You my dear Heavenly Father.I bless Your Holy name and give You glory.
    I love You and I trust You with all my heart.
    Dear God,I give thanks to give me strength to throughout my trying times,and grant me peace in the mist of the storms.
    I know that for You are Our Lord,always help us,strengthen us,and will uphold us with Your righteous hands.
    Thank you Lord,for Your unfailing love for us all.And thank you so much for this amazing ptayer.
    In Jesus mighty name I pray.
    Amen and Amen..

  • Yes Lord it is Good that one should wait quietly for the Salvation of the Lord. Please give me Peace a midst the storm.
    Amen & Amen

  • 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