In Times If Adversity

Don’t you think God could be using our world’s time of adversity to draw us, His children, to Himself?

[God] opens their ears BY adversity.”

-Job 36:15b

Let’s preach the Gospel not only by our words, but by our actions in this season. Our times right now are NOTHING compared to the adversities Jesus went through here on earth, so “If thou art willing to suffer no adversity, how wilt thou be the friend of Christ?” (Thomas a Kempis) God works all things together for good FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM…so if you don’t know Jesus and have a personal relationship with Him and walking in tandem with His Truths (The Bible), I’m praying for you that you will lift your eyes to The Hills where your only help comes from, not only just in times of uncertainty and chaos, but in times of prosperity as well. We are God’s masterpiece and as Christians, are being renewed day by day to be more and more like Jesus…so don’t you think that in a sense, “adversity is the diamond dust God polishes us, His jewels” with? (Thomas Carlyle) Our reward as Christians is coming! We shall fear no evil. Rest in Jesus and know that IN CHRIST, better days are coming. But in the meantime, let’s look to our Helper, our Teacher for guidance on how to live a life holy and pleasing to God, and worship Him in Spirit and in Truth in ALL that we do, whether in turmoil or in serenity, adversity, or prosperity. Be Jesus to everyone!

”Though the Lord gave you adversity for food and suffering for drink, He will still be with you to teach you. You will see your Teacher with your own eyes. Your own ears will hear him.”

-Isaiah 30:20

Published by katelynfriesen

I am a unique individual, aren't we all? I mean, we are made in the image of God, after-all! (Genesis 1:27) In my free time, you can catch me drinking coffee and eating chocolate while simultaneously listening and screaming along to worship music, all while reading, writing, or creating art, or messing around in the kitchen. I am often found hanging out and working with people who have special needs and fighting for their inclusion in society. I am a TOTAL fashionista and can NEVER have too many clothes! (Or too many of anything, I am kind of a hoarder, thanks to Amazon!) Back to the main point of my life: I love my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ above all else, but I do have a sin problem as a result from The Fall (Genesis 3). Being born into a world full of suffering which I have not been exempt from, God continues to open my eyes more and more to His Beauty that transcends all things, making my love grow and deepen for Him each day. As I am putting my feet back on the ground again after years of being self-claimed "unlivable" by my many years of mental illness, I am becoming more and more aware of the struggles people go through and the emotions that come with it. I am so glad that faith is not a feeling, friends, and that God's Love for us is equal and eternal! All you have to do is repent of your sins, believe that the Bible is true and that Jesus died an excruciating death and rose again, creating a place for you to spend eternity with Him in Paradise, that His Spirit now lives inside you, guiding you along your life on earth and you will be saved. If you want to hear more about this wonderful Friend I have found in Jesus, please reach out to me or stick around for more. The Gospel story is woven throughout our daily lives and is something we need to fill our minds with daily. I'm not perfect at this, and won't be until I get to Heaven, but all of my life's day to day struggles, no matter how mundane, just become worth it, knowing how undeserving I am of such grace, mercy, and love by my Savior Jesus Christ has bestowed upon me. I live and always have lived in Crystal Lake IL, a NW suburb of Chicago, with my wonderful parents, and brother when he's home from college, and I will be here until God calls me elsewhere.

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