Restoring Faith: Facing Adversity – January 15, 2022

“Restoring Faith: Facing Adversity”
Text: Ezra 4:1-4, 23-24
We continue our study of the book of Ezra by reading how the Jewish people ran into adversity and adversaries while trying to rebuild God’s temple. Sometimes when we are growing in our relationship with God or desiring to see how God can build us up, we recognize adversity in the midst of it. How do we find the energy to speak to God, especially when there are questions and concerns, guilt, or a history of failure? We must recognize that in even those moments, God is not finished with us yet, and if we remember our foundation, Jesus Christ, and who he is, God will continue to lift us up and restore us.