God is sovereign even in adversity. God is still in control.
John 16:33 In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, and ever-present help in trouble.
God doesn’t want us to worry or be afraid. He will help us.
Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Philippians 4: 6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Use the help God gives to help others.
Romans 12: 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
2 Corinthians 1: 3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
Sheryl Cowling is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in children, adolescents, trauma, and multicultural counseling.