Adversity. No matter what you can get through.


These two words are key.

Even, if, you’ve tried to live WITH-GOD and things have not seemed to get better, you can get through.


Sometimes it’s hard to believe God is God or for that matter there is a God.

Doubt and unbelief are a part of the battle of the darkness of the adversity in this world.


Trust and belief are possible.


I know it’s simple advice.  Adversity still must be managed.


I’ve learned one thing in the midst of adversity:  It’s important to take  a break from it all.

Stop.  Stop being consumed by it. Stop focusing on it.  Stop thinking about it.  Stop talking about it.

I get it.  It’s hard to not focus, think, and speak on adversity.

But.  Whatever or whomever you and I are consumed with will eventually direct and impact how life is lived.

I encourage you to take a break from it all.  It’s imperative to experience life, even if, it’s only a day without being consumed by it all and to experience a day set apart WITH-GOD.

I’ve based much of my life from the GOD-WORD in the book of Lamentations, written in a time when the people faced unthinkable adversity:

The key in the Lamentations GOD-WORD is this:  GOD IS FAITHFUL.  Period.

And. The words of Jesus found in Mark 10:27 (NLT) have defined my life.  They are key to living beyond whatever comes our way.

Jesus said these words as he looked intently at the people:

“Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not WITH GOD. Everything is possible WITH GOD.”

Jesus did not just say these words–he looked intently at the people.  There’s nothing like living WITH-GOD.

Yes.  The impossible becoming possible is incredible.  But.  It’s the words, WITH-GOD that does me in.  Because. It means that nothing has to be done on our own or with only human beings.  Everything about life changes when it’s lived WITH-GOD. Now. That’s amazing!

Even in the worst of times, I can tell you for sure GOD IS FAITHFUL.  And.  That living WITH-GOD changes everything.  So.  Take the challenge to take a break from being consumed with adversity and become consumed with what it means to live WITH-GOD.

May you be covered with the presence of the love and faithfulness of God.

May your life be set apart for God, not adversity.

May you experience this day WITH-GOD.

WITH-GOD.  It matters–Kerrie

(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

The impossible has become possible.  I had begun to think it would not happen after praying for decades.  But.  God is God.  I’m KEYED-UP, grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the beginning of  The Red Door Community Church

I will be preaching about the key, “WITH-GOD,” on Sunday, August 30, at 10:30 AM at the West Salem High School for a pre-view service.  

Pray.  Come.  And celebrate the WITH-GOD life!  No matter what the adversity is . . . you can get through . . . WITH-GOD!








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