I. JESUS TELLS US TO _________ ADVERSITY.
A. Don’t expect God to ___________ you from adversity.
B. _______ expectations of God can cause you to fall away from God.
II. JESUS PROMISES GOD’S ___________ IN THE ADVERSITY.
A. The ______ _______ is God’s presence.
B. Adversity often gives _______ of God’s presence.
1. God doesn’t promise to get us _____ of our valleys.
2. He does promise to get us _________ them.
We all experience adversity from time to time and it can make a person feel all alone. Pastor Rick uses the history behind our nation's flag to illustrate the proof of God's presence even in hardship.