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SUCCESSFULLY OVERCOME ADVERSITY BY EXERCISING YOUR FAITH IN GOD

Successfully Overcome Adversity By Exercising Your Faith in God

Generally, people or human beings do not like adversity in their lives, at all. And technically, in truth, it can be practically said that, “Nobody likes adversity.” But, on the other hand, although people do not like adversity, God usually has good reasons or purposes, when and why it is valid and necessary to sometimes allow adversity.

Based on the bible, sometimes God allows adversity because the people or person was disobedient or stubborn (see Genesis 3 and Deuteronomy 29:14-29), or sometimes God allows adversity because God is giving the people or person the opportunity to exercise their faith in Him. For example, in the case of Queen Esther (see Esther 3-9), and in the case of Job (see Job 1-42). Either way, when God allows adversity, it is usually for a good reason and for a valid purpose. And, there is hope and comfort in having this understanding.

Therefore, it is valuable to consider this question, “How can anyone successfully overcome adversity in their life?” The short answer is, “By exercising their faith in God.” Of course, the other option is to try to overcome adversity all by one’s self (that is, to try to overcome adversity without God’s help), but this is not a valid option. Jesus already said, “Without me, you can do nothing,” (see John 15:5). Hence, the option or choice to try to overcome adversity all by oneself, without God’s help, can be dangerous and destructive. In fact, it can eventually send a person’s soul to hell, if it is not repented of, because, it is the equivalent of trying to live life separate from God, who is the source of life. But, thank God that He is merciful, kind and forgiving. Nonetheless, God is always just, and we should not take God’s kindness for granted. God’s mercy is not a license to sin, but to live in faith and in righteousness.

By considering another case in the bible, it is clear that in righteousness, faithfulness, and kindness, God judged and redeemed King David out of all his adversities (see 2 Samuel 4:9, 2 Samuel 12:11, and in overall, 2 Samuel 12:1-25). And, in some cases, God sometimes allows adversity for a nation or a city (see 2 Chronicles 15:6 and in overall, 2 Chronicles 15). Regardless of the level of involvement, the key point is that, when it comes to overcoming adversity, it is important to trust in God and to exercise faith in God. By trusting in God, it will allow the connection and the relationship to work with God, and by exercising faith in God, it will allow actions to be taken to overcome the adversity. The goal is to successfully overcome the adversity, and to take the opportunity to continue to grow to become better.

In the bible, the case with King David is also a good example of a person trusting in God during a time of adversity, while also believing in God for deliverance. In Psalm 31:1, King David wrote, “In You, O Lord, I put my trust; Let me never be ashamed; Deliver me in Your righteousness.” And in addition, based on the life story of King David, clearly with God’s help, he was able to overcome all his adversities, as well as, achieving some really great accomplishments in his life for God’s glory. The case with Job is also another good example of how God preserved a person during adversity, and later restored and blessed him more than he had ever been before. Similarly, Queen Esther is another good example of how God strengthened a person during adversity, and her courage grew tremendously in the process. And, in addition, Queen Esther was greatly blessed.

Other relevant bible passages to keep in mind about adversity include, Proverbs 17:17, Proverbs 24:10, and Ecclesiastes 7:14. In addition, it is important to note that God can provide teachers and guidance to help you while you are experiencing adversity (see Isaiah 30:20-21). Also, it is important to note that, God can turn your enemy to become supportive of you during your time of adversity (see Jeremiah 15:11).

Likewise, it is significant and essential to note that, based on God’s standard, adversity will at some point, and eventually, come to all people, but, life is always a precious gift (see Jeremiah 45:4-5). And, there is great hope when we live our lives with God, keep in mind, Psalm 34:19, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.” Meaning, God can deliver you from all your adversities too, if you trust in God and you exercise your faith in God. And, in addition, God can provide a shield of protection for you, if you trust in Him (See Psalm 18:30).

Therefore, by the grace of God, if you are not yet saved, or you do not yet have a relationship with God, make the choice today to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. Click here to learn how to become saved or how to start a relationship with God. Receive the Salvation of God today and become a member of God’s family. Be saved by God and be blessed always. Live your best life with God, and live inspired.

Article post by Evangelist Dr. Unyime E. Bond
In association with TheInspiredLifeInfo.com & JesusLovesYouToday.org

GOD THE FATHER, JEHOVAH

God the Father, Jehovah

God the Father is greater than all and excellent in glory. Jesus spoke in John 10:29-30, concerning His Father and His true followers, saying, “My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one.”

God the Father is so loving, so good, and so kind to all people. Jesus told us in John 3:16-17, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” In Matthew 5:44-45, Jesus taught His disciples, saying, “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Also in Psalm 145:9, King David wrote about God the Father, saying,“The LORD is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works.”

God the Father is Creator, King, Emperor and Ruler of the Universe. In Hebrews 11:3, Apostle Paul wrote, saying, “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” In Deuteronomy 10:17, Moses wrote, saying, “For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.”

God the Father is the Living God. All the righteous and saved people live to God. In Matthew 22:31-32, Jesus answered the Sadducees about the resurrection saying, “But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying,‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” (Also see Mark 12:26-27). And, Jesus also confirmed in Luke 20:38, saying, “For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him.” Also in 2 Corinthians 5:7-9, Apostle Paul wrote about the same subject of the righteous people living to God, saying, “For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.”

Jesus teaches all people to have faith in God. In Mark 11:22, Jesus taught His disciples, saying, “Have faith in God.” If you are not yet saved by God, you can repent and be baptized. And you can pray to God, receive salvation, and become a child of God. God has made the promise in 2 Corinthians 6:18, saying, “I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.” You can click here to learn how to become born again. Receive the Salvation of God. Be blessed always. Live your best life with God, and live inspired.

Article post by Evangelist Dr. Unyime E. Bond
In association with TheInspiredLifeInfo.com & JesusLovesYouToday.org

KEEP SOWING AND PLANTING SEEDS OF FAITH

Keep Sowing and Planting Seeds of Faith

Thoughts are so important in life and it is good to know that God is thinking about us. In the bible, God spoke about His thoughts for us, and His care for us, saying, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart,” (Jeremiah 29:11-13). Amen. By the grace of God, we know and understand that God is thinking about us, and that God deeply cares for us. And, God is always available to listen to our prayer, when we earnestly seek Him.

So, let’s consider some key questions. What do you think about? Do you think about God? Do you believe in Him? In Mark 11:22, Jesus said, “Have faith in God.” That is, our faith should be steadfastly rooted in God. As believers, and this is if you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, we should have an unwavering faith in God. It is so important that our thought life is aligned to strongly believe in God wholeheartedly, and for us to exercise our faith in God and to help others by planting seeds of faith.

What is the essence of having faith in God, if we do not exercise our faith? What is the essence of having faith in God, if we do not practice our faith? Even if our faith is as small as a mustard seed, we can be raise assured that we can do great things with our faith in God. Jesus explained in Luke 17:6, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” This type of experience comes when we totally believe in God and we do not doubt Him, even if our faith is as small as a mustard seed.

If you think you are not quite there yet, do not lose hope. There is room to make changes, and there is room for growth. Faith leads to hope, and hope leads to love. And, faith leads to salvation in Jesus. Apostle Paul wrote about the gospel of the Lord Jesus saying, “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith”” (Romans 1:17). So there is room to make changes and to believe in the Lord Jesus, and there is room for growth to grow from faith to faith. So do not give up in seeking God and in growing your faith in God. And, do not give up when it comes to sowing and planting seeds of faith.

When it comes to aligning our thoughts with faith, hope, and love in God, we are also encouraged by what Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 4:8 saying, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” And, very importantly, keep firmly in mind what Jesus said in Mark 11:22, “Have faith in God.” So, be encouraged to believe in God strongly, firmly, totally and wholeheartedly, and God will not fail you. And, if you are not yet saved, you can click here to learn how to become born again and to be saved by the Lord Jesus Christ. Live your best life being inspired by God, and be blessed always.

Article post by Evangelist Dr. Unyime E. Bond
In association with TheInspiredLifeInfo.com & JesusLovesYouToday.org