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Do you remember those iconic "What Would Jesus Do" bracelets of the 90s? Even though it ended up being a cringey statement, it's not a bad way to look at challenging situations. 


When the disciples tried to cast a demon out of a boy and were unsuccessful, Jesus showed up and delivered the boy. When they asked how, His response was "prayer and fasting" (Mark 9:14-29).   


Jesus spent time with God in private to prepare Himself for the public. A close personal relationship with God is the biggest key to a plan to deal with adversity. Nothing can replace a personal relationship with Jesus, built on spending time with Him privately through prayer, conversation, and scripture reading.   


When we read through the scriptures, we find promises God has given us, and we know that we can take God at His word. He does not lie and He does not let His kids down; that's us.   


When financial trouble flares up, don't stress; remember that God promised that He would take care of all our needs in Philippians 4:19. Jesus said not to worry about what we will eat or wear in Luke 12:22-34. He is a good Father who gives good things to His children (Matthew 7:7-12). So build yourself up with these promises and, when adversity comes, remember God has your back.   


Have a fantastic day!