We have a power from God that will get us through anything.
It can be said there is no escaping tough times. We each will encounter them at some point in our lives. Some of us are just rebounding from them. Some of us are in the midst of them now, dealing with situations we'd rather not have to face. Others are headed down a rough road and have no preconceived idea of the things about to occur. For some, it's a roll-with-the-punches, get up, and begin again mentality. For others, it becomes a very long and weary process to overcome all we may find ourselves coming up against. It leaves us feeling as if we will never get out of the negative, harsh situations that have befallen us, whether by our own doing or just life circumstance. The good news, however, is that we don't have to let our troubles weigh us down or take hold of our lives.
"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that His life may be revealed in our mortal body." — 2 Corinthians 4:8-11 (NIV)
Jesus told us we'd have trouble, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world," (John 16:33). Knowing that Jesus is in us should give us peace in knowing that despite any struggles we face, we can overcome. We have a power from God that will get us through anything. God is the One who keeps holding us up when we want to fall. He gets us through when we wish to quit. He keeps us moving forward when we just want to stop. "We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us," (2 Corinthians 4:7). Remember troubles are temporary. They won't last. Don't give up!
If you are currently struggling in life and feel there is no light to the end of the tunnel, rest assured that your faith and belief in God and His power will see you through. Valor wants to help! We offer two life-changing books, You Were Made to THRIVE: 7 Strategies to Move You From Crisis to THRIVING and the companion Goal Setting Workbook that are designed to help you start living the life you always dreamed of. You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve once you start putting these strategies into action. You can find more information or purchase the books at www.thevalorcenter.org/products.