Adversity Week 1
Romans 8:36-37 says, “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Job 14:1 states, “Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble.” Christians know persecution, pressure, and provocation come from merely believing in Jesus Christ as one’s Lord and Savior. We do not run from adversity. We do not fear trials and tribulations.
Most importantly, we do not embrace calamity and misfortune as a way of life. I have found it to be true that what does not kill you does make you stronger. Gold increases in value as it goes through the fire. Muscles become stronger after being broken and torn. As believers, we must rely on the Father who is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above whatever we ask or think according to the power that works in us (Ephesians 3:20-21). During the upcoming weeks, we will detail why and how believers can exhibit perseverance and how to keep the faith regardless of the situation.