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When You Face Adversity

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything” (Jas. 1:2-4).

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Adversity is part of the Christian life. Jesus warned His disciples before His death, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

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How do we experience His peace in the midst of trouble? How do we persevere in order to come out the other side “mature and complete, not lacking anything”? Let’s look at it in terms of past, present, and future:

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Remember God’s faithfulness. When God held back the Jordan River so the Israelites could cross into the Promised Land, He told Joshua to build a memorial to remind them of God’s provision (Josh. 4:1-8). We also should keep a record of how God has provided for us in the past so we can look back during times when we can’t see Him working. He is faithful.

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Trust in His presence. Even if we don’t feel it, we can rely on His presence in the midst of our pain. The Psalmist writes, “If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast” (Ps. 139:8-10). And God Himself said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Heb. 13:5). He is always with us.

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Hold on to hope. “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf” (Heb. 6:19-20). Jesus entered the Holy of Holies for us, but when He died, the curtain separating God from His people was torn in two (Matt. 27:51). This gives us an anchor to hold onto, knowing that Jesus has paid the price for our sins and our eternity is secure. He keeps His promises.

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When life doesn’t turn out the way you imagined, or people who were supposed to be in your corner disappoint you, or God doesn’t answer your prayers the way you thought He should, look to the past for His faithfulness, the present for His presence and the future for His promises.

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From Our Heart to Yours

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Welcome to Just Between Us!

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spaceWe understand that life has a way of throwing curveballs and presenting challenges that can leave us feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, and unsure of how to move forward. But in the midst of those adversities, we are here to offer you hope, support, and practical guidance as you navigate through the storms and come out stronger on the other side.

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In our overcoming adversity section you’ll find a collection of resources specifically designed to provide comfort, encouragement, and strategies for resilience in adversity. Whether you're facing loss, dealing with illness, experiencing relationship struggles, or grappling with personal setbacks, our articles, stories, and practical insights are tailored to meet you where you are and guide you towards a place of healing and restoration.

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From articles that explore the power of faith and prayer in times of adversity, to inspiring stories of individuals who have walked through the fire and emerged with a deeper sense of purpose and faith, we are here to offer you encouragement to rise above the tough times and embrace a future of hope. 

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So in the midst of whatever trial you face, remember you are stronger than you think you are, and you are not alone. God is with you! Hold on to His promises—He will give you what you need to get you through, one step at a time.

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Blessings, 

The Just Between Us Team