How to Conquer Adversity

posted Jul 12, 2015, 2:48 PM by web feat
"Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides." 

Say what? That's not what we want to hear, not when we're hit with hard times! How can that be? But James continues:

"You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.... Anyone who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward is life and more life."

But how do we do it? Listen to some stories from those who have faced great adversity themselves, and who by the grace of God have conquered it.

Based on  James 1:1-18, from Eugene Peterson's "The Message."   Click here to listen to the message, and access related resources