JESUS MY HEALER
May 1, 2022
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May 15, 2022

DEALING WITH ADVERSITY

Though we may be in our midnight seasons, God will never leave us nor forsake us. He grants us the grace to sail through every adversity.
Adversities are the difficult and unpleasant situations in our lives.
(Genesis 26:1-14) In the season of famine, a dry, hard and difficult season, all comfort is taken away. The fact that you went through a season doesn’t mean that your descendants won’t face it.
Sometimes adversities are orchestrated by God so you need the right attitude/approach to go through that season. God may want us to stay in that situation for us to learn lessons.
(Deuteronomy 8:2; Jeremiah 17:9) Adversities can be tools God uses to test and humble His children. He uses adversities to truly show what is in our hearts.When you focus on the pain, you give the enemy a chance to strike.
(Romans 5:3-5) Adversity has a way of building Godly character in you. God uses adversity to build patience in you for you learn to stay put without struggling and fighting. Godly character births hope that doesn’t disappoint.
(Luke 12:15; Psalm 142:5) God uses adversity to determine whether you are selfish or not. It is not what you have that makes you who you are but Whose you are and Who you have believed in. This makes you comfortable to share what you have.
Adversity exposes the true intent of your heart by trying you.
(Deuteronomy 8:18) Adversity will test your love for God. Sometimes we come into the kingdom of God not fully surrendering because we can’t figure things out. In God’s presence, He teaches you how to make it.
In seasons of adversity (Genesis 26:2):

  1. God speaks (Proverbs 14:12; 16:25)
  • He speaks to you before you enter the season of adversity so take time and reflect on the word He spoke to you
  • Seek God’s face in the season of adversity
  • He appears to us through His word
  1. Heed the specific instruction from God (Isaiah 41:18; Jeremiah 1:12)
  • God is not moved by senses of man
  • Ask God for direction and heed to it
  1. Dwell on God’s promises (Genesis 26:3; Psalm 46:10; 37:25)
  • This is not easy in adversity, but it will ensure that you see the hand of God move in miraculous ways
  • To dwell is to learn to rest and make the place your home, though not comfortable. Don’t do a countdown of how to get out
  • Think like Christ
  • How you handle your situation determines the fate of your children
  1. Prayer (Isaiah 1:18; Deuteronomy 31:6; Psalm 23:4)
  • Once you are able to engage with God, it lessens the burden on you
  • Move from the natural into the supernatural to beat the storms of life
  • Would you still love God even when the deliverance does not come?
  • Prayer builds a special relationship with God. You can’t open up to someone that you don’t trust
    QUESTION: How is your prayer life?
    The issues of life will never end, but you need to develop the right approach to them. God will see you through. If you yield, He will do the things that He wants to do in your life.
    DECLARATION: All I desire is that my relationship with God must be stronger than it is now. When I’m in the will and plan of God, nothing else matters. I don’t want anything to make me step out of God’s will. I shake off every adversity so that the picture of God can be clearer to me.
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