Why Adversaries Exist

You know how I am scorned, disgraced, and shamed; all my enemies are before You. – Psalms 69:19

If you live long enough you will know an enemy, or two. Here are three things to remember when facing an adversary:

  • The Lord will take care of you if you remain submitted to His will and purposes.
  • God knows who your adversaries are, and He can handle them.
  • As long as you are in the Lord’s camp, anyone opposed to you is opposed to Him and, therefore, ultimately a “loser.”

There have been a few times in ministry when I have wanted to “run,” to escape conflict; however, if we run from a “learning” situation, I believe that God will simply recreate it in our lives at a later date. Adversaries exist to drive us to our Protector, to teach us to align and depend on Him, and to correct our direction when it is erroneous.

This is a lesson we all must learn, and God is a persistent Teacher.

Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. – William Penn

Published by Dr. David Pope

Dr. David Pope is the Founder and CEO of Pope Initiatives. ARM Solutions is a division of Pope Initiatives that exists to activate collaborative efforts for sustainable impact among the global unreached.

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