HOW TO DEAL WITH ADVERSITY
Adversity is bound to come calling at one point or another in our Christian walk. It is an inevitable fire that tests us in ways we never imagined. Our attitude during this reign of turbulence is most times the yardstick that measures its altitude. We unfailingly have to choose fear or faith. Embracing an escapist mentality and trying to flee via fear (false evidence appearing real) always prolongs the process. Ask the Children of Israel – 40 days translated to 40 years. No matter how hard and ridiculous things look, be assured that when there is life, there is hope. Leaning on, trusting and total surrender to God is the first step, and then everything else will follow. Be hopeful.
SCRIPTURES TO USE WHEN PASSING THROUGH ADVERSITY
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus – Philippians 4: 6 -7.
Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord – Isaiah 54: 15 – 17.
Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord – Jeremiah 1: 8.
They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death – Revelation 12:11.
PRAYER POINTS FOR OVERCOMING ADVERSITY
Father, you said if I call upon you in the day of trouble, You will answer me; You will send me help from your sanctuary; You will strengthen me out of Zion and defend me. Let there be a performance of your word in this situation, in Jesus’ name.
Dear Lord, if there be any door I might have opened through known or unknown sin(s) in my life, I beg for mercy, in Jesus’ name.
O God of Daniel, reveal deep and secret things to me about the root of this problem, in Jesus’ name.
Be merciful to me dear Lord look down on me and hear my prayer and give me relief from my trial
It is written: “I will decree a thing and it shall be established unto me” Therefore every mountain in my way, be removed and cast into the sea, in Jesus’ name.
Father, as you made the sun stand still for Joshua, remember me and remove every stumbling block in my path, in Jesus’ name.
Anointing power of God, fall on me. Let your power that broke the wall of Jericho and parted the Red Sea into two, break every opposition in my life, in Jesus’ name.
Power in the name of Jesus, power in the blood of Jesus, break every chain holding me bound, in Jesus’ name.
Father, arise, take hold of your shield and buckler, and let every enemy of my soul and progress be scattered; as smoke is driven away, so drive them away, in Jesus’ name.
There shall be deliverance in life, there shall be holiness and I shall possess my possessions, my peace, my health, my blessings, and all the Lord has ordained for me, in Jesus’ name.
I decree and declare I am free indeed; completely liberated from the curse of sin and death; There is liberty in my life; I am no longer entangled in the yoke of slavery; Jesus is the truth and has come to set me free and I am free indeed.
Affliction shall not come a second time in my life. The Lord will cause the lines to fall unto me in pleasant places, in Jesus’ name.
Father thank You for the grace and wisdom to learn the lesson I ought to grasp during this storm. Help me to be patient and understand your purpose as it unfolds in my life, in Jesus’ name.
I am an overcomer by the Blood of the lamb and the word of my testimony. I am victorious in Christ Jesus.
Thank You Father for answering my prayer.