The School of Adversity is a University


The School of Adversity is a university

And not what you know as a whiz bang city

There you are taught the ropes of hard knocks

Some of which may blow you off your socks.


You have to be patient to go through it

Because it is a process and not an event

Gradually, you will be pruned and refined

Until you are spotless, pure and fine


So endure and your victory shall be sure

Take not the carrot of the shortcut lure

God is working in you to make you shine

And when He’s done you’ll surely be fine.


weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,


Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.Job13:15

Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.Ps34:19


But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. Job23:19


Cast Down but Unconquered

7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 (New King James Version)


Stand on the Promises

Stand on God’s Promises

In the face of difficulties

Refuse to resort to compromise

In the face of uncertainties.


Stand on God’s promises

Regardless of the pressures

Be resolute like Daniel and friends

Not to allow impurities.



Stand on God’s promises

Having covenant understanding

And it will boost your standing

And you will not fall for anything.


Stand on God’s Promises

Regardless of what you see

Because if He has promised

He will also fulfil it, make it good.

‘He always does exactly what he says. He…fulfills all…[His] promises’ (2 Corinthians 1: 19-20 TLB). Numbers 23:19 (New King James Version)

 19 “God is not a man, that He should lie,
      Nor a son of man, that He should repent.
      Has He said, and will He not do?
      Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

Num 23:19,

8 The grass withers, the flower fades,
      But the word of our God stands forever.”


18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might[a] have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.


10 “ For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
      And do not return there,
      But water the earth,
      And make it bring forth and bud,
      That it may give seed to the sower
      And bread to the eater,
       11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
      It shall not return to Me void,
      But it shall accomplish what I please,
      And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.


8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

 Heb13:8, Matt24:35


©Fenny West2011