Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

2 Corinthians 1:3‭-‬4

God is surely at work on the Christian’s behalf, but it also speaks’ of a situation in which the saved person’s reaction to life’s woes is a controlled response.

Some ships sail east, and some sail west, By the selfsame winds that blow. It’s the set of the sails and not the gales That determines the way they go!


The reaction of the child of God, or his or her response, to adversity, and the trials of mortal life must be one of patience, submission, humility, prayer, love, hope, and faith.

Even adversity of the severest kind must be made to yield its precious fruit in the heart of the Christian.

It has been proved again and again by Christians that:

  • PROSPERITY is the blessing of the Old Testament.
  • ADVERSITY is the blessing of the New.
He delivers the afflicted by their affliction, and opens their ear by adversity.

Job 36:15 RSV

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