New Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church

Daily Devotional

Date: 1/10/2018 8:33 AM EST

Grace morning on this wonderful wine some Wednesday.
Whether we like it or not,  difficult days and adversity is part of life. Overcoming adversity is one of the biggest hurdles we face.
Problems, large and small, present themselves to us throughout our whole existence.
Regardless of how sharp, clever, or happy-go-lucky we are, we will encounter struggle, challenges, difficulties and at times, heart wrenching moments.
Is this meant to be a negative assessment of what we have to look forward to?
Not at all!
Adversity and trouble become God’s teaching tools, when we trust in him. Learning to deal with and overcoming adversity is what builds character and resilience. Every challenge and every difficulty successfully confronted in life,  serves to strengthen our will, confidence and ability to conquer future obstacles. It has been said that adversity has the effect of drawing out strength and qualities in a person that would have lain dormant in its absence.
When you respond positively and constructively to your biggest challenges the qualities of strength, courage, character and perseverance emerge from deep inside of you.
Of course, since you are human, it is very easy to get caught up in the self pity, unfairness of life, or 'why me?' traps.
Problems, large and small, present themselves to us throughout our whole existence. They give opportunities for wisdom and growth that accompany adversity.
“You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by GOD. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set.
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭119:1-3 MSG‬‬
Allow God’s perfect purpose to produce a warrior-like spirit in you, so that, you can rise above adversity and trials.
Live, love, and laugh your way through this worry-less Wednesday!

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