Is there any way I can avoid trouble and adversity? - Adversity - TouchPoints

Is there any way I can avoid trouble and adversity?

James 1:2-3When troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.

2 Corinthians 4:8We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed.

Avoiding adversity may not be best for you. Though it may bruise you, adversity builds you up and strengthens your faith.

Exodus 5:6-8Pharaoh sent this order to the Egyptian slave drivers . . . : “Do not supply any more straw for making bricks. Make the people get it themselves! . . . They are lazy. That’s why they are crying out, ‘Let us go and offer sacrifices to our God.’”

1 Peter 2:21God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example.

Being faithful to God may actually bring adversity. Satan is our enemy, and he will try to stop us from following God. There are also people who oppose what is good and right. Adversity may be a sign that you are being faithful to God.

Proverbs 13:21Trouble chases sinners, while blessings reward the righteous.

Galatians 6:8Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.

Avoiding sin helps you avoid a great deal of adversity.