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The Bible’s perspective on adversity is that it is always working for you. Sometimes God sends it. And even if He doesn’t, He still uses it.

So, as a biblical believer, I conclude:

There is no way to lose in any given situation.

I believe if we understand why we might be going through something, the grace and strength to see it through will be there. But if we don’t know why tough things have fallen in our laps, it’s hard to stay focused.

That wisest of all men, Solomon, once said, “In all your getting, get understanding”
(Proverbs 4:7).

Excerpted FromThe Necessity of an Enemy by Ron Carpenter

Daily Reflection: What can you do the next time you’re faced with adversity to sit back and “get understanding” on God’s use of it?

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