Sunday Blog: Ashes of Adversity

Below is a brief clip from Jesus Calling:

When suffering strikes, remember that I am sovereign and that I can bring good out of everything.  Do not try to run from pain or hide from problems.  Instead accept adversity in My name, offering it up to Me for My purposes.  Thus, suffering gains meaning and draws you closer to me.  Joy emerges from the ashes of adversity through your trust and thankfulness.   

“Consider it pure joy, My brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”  James 1:2-4

Help me Lord to trust in you always so that joy can emerge from the ashes of adversity.  Amen

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