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Overcoming difficulties 

Adapting to Life

I've been thinking this week about overcoming difficulties which is very much how we are living our lives at the moment. Over the last couple of years I have had to overcome so many difficulties and adapt to life in a different way. What made me think of this was sitting in a car outside Lister House on Wednesday morning while a doctor administered my vaccination. There are so many chronically ill people waiting for community nurses to visit their homes the "car scheme" has been put in place to reduce the waiting list - a difficulty overcome.

The Famous Folk of the Bible Faced Difficulties

If we look at the Bible almost everyone who we think of has had to overcome difficulties. In Genesis 16 v.1-6 Sarah has to deal with her childlessness and accept that her maidservant was giving Abraham his heir in Ishmael but when she was 90 God fulfilled His promise and she gave birth to Isaac 17 v.16-21.

Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers (Genesis 37 v.12-28). Twenty years later after many adventures they are reconciled and Joseph tells them it was God who sent him to Egypt and not them (45 v.5)

Then there is Job as well

The whole book of Job is about overcoming difficulties as his life becomes worse and he loses everything - wife, family, home, money and health but eventually he submits to God who restores him and grants him even greater prosperity than he originally enjoyed.

There are so many more examples, all different, but with one thing in common. The person struggling was able to overcome the situation by submitting to God and claiming Him as Lord of all.

Thank God that God is Always There

I am sure so many of you have difficulties at the moment so in your prayer time give God your thanks and praise because He is always there even when times are hard and He seems far away. When you feel in God's presence and know His sense of peace the troubles may still be there but hopefully you will know He is in control and will bring you through.

Have a good week and may God bless you in everything you do. Amen 

Wendy Coxhill    



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