When The Going Gets Tough…


“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of Salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His Love.” – Romans 5:3-5


When we come against trials in our lives we can sometimes feel like our lives our over. We are like, “Nope that’s it! I can’t handle this anymore! I give up!” I can feel like that sometimes, but when I look at this Scripture I can see that my life is not over.

I begin to understand that God puts us through trials to build us up not to tear us down.

Each situation helps us to rely more upon God because we realize that we can’t do it by ourselves. A man who came as a guest speaker (Geoff from Compassion) to our church one day said it beautifully. He was talking about how even Jesus had a difficult time carrying the Cross up to Golgotha (the place of the skull). Jesus had to receive help from a man named Simon. This man helped Jesus carry His cross up to the place where He would be crucified. Just as Simon helped Jesus with His burdens, so will Jesus help you with your burdens?

“For My yoke is easy and My burden is light (Matt 11: 30)”

So be encouraged in your trials today. Realize that God won’t give you anything you can’t handle and that He is walking beside you all the way. He will Never leave you nor forsake you. You are His beloved children, and you have the Victory through Him!



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