Adversity is an Opportunity for Growth


Day 7


Text: Jonah 2.1-2: “Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish, saying, “I called out to the LORD, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.”


Teaching: What is your reaction to problems in your life? Do you find yourself angry and tempted to blame God? Jonah had the wisdom to recognize God wanted something from him, so he turned to Him and prayed. We need to view the trials and adversities of life as opportunities to grow. It is during these times that we should put on an attitude of humility and rededicate our life to God.


Action Today: 

  • Pause and reflect on a difficult time you have experienced in life.
  • On the back of this card, list three ways God helped you through that situation.
  • As you pray today, thank God for His guidance and the opportunity to grow.