Most people see trouble as something negative and seek to avoid it whenever possible. But what if it’s those troubles that actually lead to greater blessing and purpose? In The Blessing of Adversity, a retired U.S. Navy admiral and the 62nd chaplain of the U.S. Senate distills the wisdom gained from thirty years as a counselor, theologian, and psychologist. Barry Black offers a blueprint for removing the sting of life’s trials, showing us how to let God use our pain for his glory by blessing others—and how that can actually help heal our own pain. Drawing on Scripture and his own experiences as a counselor and chaplain to some of the most powerful people in the world, Black teaches us how to deal with seasons of God’s apparent silence, offers techniques for staying encouraged in the middle of life’s storms, and shows how to find advantages in adversity.
I absolutely loved this book! We all have times of trials, storms and times when we feel we are not hearing from God. I lost my brother to a car accident a little over a year ago and I know without God's help I would not have been able to be the strong tower my family needed in this awful time of lose. My mom is still going through the pain and storm of losing her son, my brother. But I know God's works ALL things to the ultimate good! Even in our times of struggle and weathering the storms of life, God is working a testimony in us to reach out to others and help them. This book was comforting and a blessing to me and I know you will feel the same!
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