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James 1:2-4, 12
Horace
“The very difficulty of a problem evokes
abilities or talents which would otherwise, in
happy times, never emerge t...
The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of
Adversity
1. Adversity and trials cause us to grow.
The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of
Adversity
1. Adversity and trials cause us to grow.
Adversity causes our faith, our h...
The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of
Adversity
1. Adversity and trials cause us to grow.
Adversity causes our faith, our h...
Henry Ward Beecher
“You have come into a hard world. I know of
only one easy place in it, and that is the grave.”
The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of
Adversity
2. If God wants to reward us for overcoming, or
achieving anything, then He...
Deut. 8:1-2
The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of
Adversity
2. If God wants to reward us for overcoming, or
achieving anything, then He...
The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of
Adversity
2. If God wants to reward us for overcoming, or
achieving anything, then He...
Arthur Golden
“Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away
from us all but the things that cannot be torn,
so that we s...
Deut. 8:3-4
The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of
Adversity
3. Hardship gives us a new perspective we can
only get by going through it....
Benjamin Disraeli
“There is no education like adversity.”
The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of
Adversity
3. Hardship gives us a new perspective we can
only get by going through it....
The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of
Adversity
3. Hardship gives us a new perspective we can
only get by going through it....
The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of
Adversity
4. Hardship gives us the content we can use to
teach others how to do the s...
The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of
Adversity
4. Hardship gives us the content we can use to
teach others how to do the s...
The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of
Adversity
4. Hardship gives us the content we can use to
teach others how to do the s...
The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of
Adversity
5. Pain forces us to stop something. Pain forces
us to go a different way o...
1 Peter 1:6-7
The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of
Adversity
5. Pain forces us to stop something. Pain forces
us to go a different way o...
The Elements That Make A Good Story
The Elements That Make A Good Story
• Main Character
The Elements That Make A Good Story
• Main Character
• Problem
The Elements That Make A Good Story
• Main Character
• Problem
• Resolution
The Truth About A Life Without
Adversity
A life without adversity is as boring and going
nowhere as a story about a charac...
IMPORTANT
Adversity, trials and tribulations are NOT easy
to go through.
But, the way we view them and respond to
them mak...
Practical Steps
• Pray and seek God. Ask for discernment and direction.
• Ask ourselves:
-Is this adversity revealing some...
The overlooked rewards and benefits of adversity
The overlooked rewards and benefits of adversity
The overlooked rewards and benefits of adversity
The overlooked rewards and benefits of adversity
The overlooked rewards and benefits of adversity
The overlooked rewards and benefits of adversity
The overlooked rewards and benefits of adversity
The overlooked rewards and benefits of adversity
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The overlooked rewards and benefits of adversity

  1. 1. James 1:2-4, 12
  2. 2. Horace “The very difficulty of a problem evokes abilities or talents which would otherwise, in happy times, never emerge to shine.”
  3. 3. The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of Adversity 1. Adversity and trials cause us to grow.
  4. 4. The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of Adversity 1. Adversity and trials cause us to grow. Adversity causes our faith, our hope, and our perseverance to grow. That’s why James says we should consider it pure joy when we face trials of many kinds.
  5. 5. The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of Adversity 1. Adversity and trials cause us to grow. Adversity causes our faith, our hope, and our perseverance to grow. That’s why James says we should consider it pure joy when we face trials of many kinds. Trials are the ONLY WAY that we can grow our perseverance and become mature and complete - not lacking anything!
  6. 6. Henry Ward Beecher “You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave.”
  7. 7. The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of Adversity 2. If God wants to reward us for overcoming, or achieving anything, then He has to allow us to face adversity and come up against challenges, so we can overcome and achieve something.
  8. 8. Deut. 8:1-2
  9. 9. The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of Adversity 2. If God wants to reward us for overcoming, or achieving anything, then He has to allow us to face adversity and come up against challenges, so we can overcome and achieve something. Real, true success only comes from overcoming something. Medals are only given to those who going through the adversity of competition and win.
  10. 10. The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of Adversity 2. If God wants to reward us for overcoming, or achieving anything, then He has to allow us to face adversity and come up against challenges, so we can overcome and achieve something. We need to see adversity as our opportunity to show our stuff!
  11. 11. Arthur Golden “Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.”
  12. 12. Deut. 8:3-4
  13. 13. The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of Adversity 3. Hardship gives us a new perspective we can only get by going through it. It teaches us new things about God, life, ourselves, etc.
  14. 14. Benjamin Disraeli “There is no education like adversity.”
  15. 15. The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of Adversity 3. Hardship gives us a new perspective we can only get by going through it. It teaches us new things about God, life, ourselves, etc. God put the Israelites through the 40 years of adversity in the desert, because it was the only way to teach them that people don’t survive on bread alone.
  16. 16. The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of Adversity 3. Hardship gives us a new perspective we can only get by going through it. It teaches us new things about God, life, ourselves, etc. They could only learn that by being put in the desert, where they were humbled by not having food, so they had to look to God as their source. That’s when they learned this lesson!
  17. 17. The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of Adversity 4. Hardship gives us the content we can use to teach others how to do the same things. It not only gives us something we can teach them, but it gives us the perspective, skills, and ability to help others who going through the same thing!
  18. 18. The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of Adversity 4. Hardship gives us the content we can use to teach others how to do the same things. It not only gives us something we can teach them, but it gives us the perspective, skills, and ability to help others who going through the same thing! Adversity gives God a chance to show his glory to us and through us to others.
  19. 19. The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of Adversity 4. Hardship gives us the content we can use to teach others how to do the same things. It not only gives us something we can teach them, but it gives us the perspective, skills, and ability to help others who going through the same thing! When people see how God brings us through a trial, then it can cause them to believe in God. It gives you a testimony and a powerful form of witness.
  20. 20. The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of Adversity 5. Pain forces us to stop something. Pain forces us to go a different way or do a different thing.
  21. 21. 1 Peter 1:6-7
  22. 22. The Overlooked Rewards & Benefits Of Adversity 5. Pain forces us to stop something. Pain forces us to go a different way or do a different thing. Sometimes there is really no other way that God can get us to stop or start these things. We’re too stubborn or caught in our ways.
  23. 23. The Elements That Make A Good Story
  24. 24. The Elements That Make A Good Story • Main Character
  25. 25. The Elements That Make A Good Story • Main Character • Problem
  26. 26. The Elements That Make A Good Story • Main Character • Problem • Resolution
  27. 27. The Truth About A Life Without Adversity A life without adversity is as boring and going nowhere as a story about a character that has no problems. There’s no chance for growth. No chance for the character to stop something, to start something new and see their lives refined so they become the hero.
  28. 28. IMPORTANT Adversity, trials and tribulations are NOT easy to go through. But, the way we view them and respond to them makes all the difference!
  29. 29. Practical Steps • Pray and seek God. Ask for discernment and direction. • Ask ourselves: -Is this adversity revealing something I should stop doing? -Is there something else I should do or way I should go?Am I trusting, relying, and leaning of the Lord in/through this? -Is there something new God wants me to see in/through this? -Is it causing me to grow? How? -Who do I need to share my victory with? • Remember: Each adversity is an opportunity to succeed/overcome/grow/win, etc. • If we can learn to view it the right way, respond to them the right way, and seek God’s direction and help through them, then we can experience the joy and positive results they’re meant to bring!

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