Handling Adversity –

Following is another lesson from our 40 years/ 40 lessons book. We hope you find the pointers regarding handling adversity helpful to you and your ministry.

  • Hold to the conviction that God is with you and he will fight for you when wronged
  • Isolate (in your thinking) damage directly applicable, give it to God
  • Thank God
  • Reverse engineer from end state
  • Ask yourself, how can God be glorified (look for the silver lining)


  1. If the church is taken to court because of sound, this could be an opportunity for a facility upgrade.
  2. If not enough money is available for a venture, this is an opportunity to innovate.
  3. If good man leaves, here is an opportunity for another to come through