Kathy Andersen knows a lot about overcoming adversity. Adopted as an infant in Australia and sexually abused by her adoptive father throughout her childhood, she’s triumphed over more difficulty than most people experience in a lifetime. Featured in Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant’s new book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, Andersen related that learning to embrace life and move on from her troubles allowed her to to surmount the obstacles keeping her from success and happiness.

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Survivors of sexual abuse feel dirty and defiled; therefore they feel that God views them that way as well. Victims of ongoing domestic violence have had their self-esteem utterly destroyed to the point that they feel unlovable by both man and God. They fail to realize that God reveals His heart for them in Matthew…

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As we face this worldwide challenge together, all of us at Joyce Meyer Ministries want to encourage you—you are not alone! God promises that He will be with us and He will never leave us or forsake us (see Joshua 1:5; Hebrews 13:5). At times like this, we need one another! And God is using you to share the hope of Christ and meet people’s needs in some extraordinary ways.

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Father, I thank you for your protection that is found in our faith in Christ. You are our protector, shielding us from sickness and disease. You are our provider and our peace. Your word says that we don’t have to fear the disease that stalks in the darkness because Your promises are true and timeless. Today, I believe and declare that You are surrounding Your children with health, protection, favor and wisdom. We believe it and receive it today. In Jesus name. Amen.

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Pass the Fear Test! Take authority over fear, trust in God’s love and promises, keep the devil under your feet, starve fear, and feed your faith!
Even from an early age, life is full of tests—math tests, driving tests, aptitude tests and countless others we all face at one point or another. A test is designed to measure performance, gauge understanding and determine whether a person has mastered a particular skill. When it comes to our spiritual lives, we are not exempt from being tested; in fact, Satan throws out all kinds of “tests” or challenging circumstances, hoping we’ll take the bait and give him access to our lives. His all-time favorite? The Fear Test.

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As I was praying about the coronavirus God reminded me of the below article that Kenneth W. Hagin, Jr. shared in their publication Word of Faith over 15 years ago, I managed to locate it on the internet. I felt that the Spirit of God was telling me that this works for any trial or affliction (i.e. sickness, emotional brokenness, financial needs and/or devastation, etc.) inflicted on man by the powers of darkness. But first let me lay a scriptural foundation for the following testimony.

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Put these 7 ways to overcome fear for great change into practice, and move into the greatest peace, joy and victory you’ve ever known.

Fear of heights, fear of spiders, fear of snakes…

…fear of dying, fear of speaking, fear of rejection, fear of clowns, fear of…yes…peanut butter. The list of phobias is endless.

While many believe fears are normal or “healthy,” consider the definition of phobia:

“An exaggerated, usually inexplicable and illogical, fear of a particular object, class of objects or situation.”

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There is a giant threatening and tormenting God’s people today, and it has a name, “coronavirus.” It is creating fear in the hearts of the Children of God, and it is vital that we recognize fear for what it is and overcome it. Fear comes in many forms. It can be outright in your face…

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When you face adversity, have you noticed that your typical prayer is, “God, get me out of this”? It might be trouble at work, a financial setback, or a sickness. There’s nothing wrong with that prayer, but before you get out, you have to invite God in. Sometimes the miracle is not in getting out; it’s in what God is going to do in the situation. Why don’t you start praying, “God, come into this hospital room, come into this trouble at work, come into this anxiety”? What is more powerful than God bringing you out is when He comes in and begins to change things.

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In a rare victory in the work to prevent sexual assault, Hollywood behemoth, Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault. Many of his victims and their supporters were afraid he would again avoid accountability and concerned what an acquittal would mean for the #MeToo movement. For decades, the idea Weinstein would be convicted and jailed seemed like it would take a miracle. Most rapists get away with their crimes and more so when the miscreant is rich and powerful.

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