by Darla Noble
In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider; yes, God has made the one side by side with the other, to the end that man should not find out anything after him.
Ecclesiastes challenges you to keep your priorities in order. It humbles you about your inadequacy and unworthiness of God’s forgiving love, mercy, and grace.
Rather than having the attitude of “why me”—how can God have the audacity to do that to me—you need to understand “why not me?” God was willing to sacrifice His precious Son on a cross as payment and retribution for your sins.
But if you stand strong in the Lord and persevere by trusting in His protection and love, one day you will stand before Him and any adversity and hardship you face on earth will be worth it for the eternal joy with Jesus.
So, if you are with Christ, you should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, your experience facing and overcoming adversity is one of your biggest advantages.
Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember: A kite rises against the wind rather than with it.
Prayer: Lord, I thank You for being with me in my adversity. You change my adversity to an opportunity to have a more intimate relationship with You. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.