Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Adversity and Conflict

One of life's biggest challenges is to move from the view that adversity and conflict are indicators of sinful behavior to the idea that they could represent the coming of the kingdom of God.

To think that conflict and adversity can indicate the presence of faith, rather than its absence, is simply unbelievable for many of us.

John 9:2-3
"Rabbi," his disciples asked him, "why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents' sins?"

"It was not because of his sins or his parents' sins," Jesus answered. "This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.

There was obviously a greater purpose behind the man's life issues. How true it is for us as well. Rather than seeing the difficulty we face as a sign that God has abandoned us, can we see it as the place God invites us to walk with Him through?


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