Each of us have to endure hardships in some form. Mine may look different than yours but they are difficult for each of us. We don’t always get the life we dreamed of or hoped for or even if we are content with our life we still face difficult times. Those times I believe are what makes us or breaks us, those of us that are strong will endure and press on. We see the struggle but we don’t break because of the struggle. We lean in, buckle down and keep putting one foot in front of the other. I think that it is true that God knows what each of us can or cannot endure, he knows what will make us stronger, teach us lessons that we may need to learn or prepare us for a future battle that we may have to endure for ourselves or maybe to help someone else with their difficulties.
If anyone can teach us a lesson about pressing on and enduring it is Jesus. He bore the cross with the weight of all sin. Can you imagine that along the way he must have wanted to give up, just call it quits and be done? But that was not what he was made of, he had within him the strength to keep going and to endure whatever hardship he was predestined for. God knew he could handle it. He had to have looked ahead and known the benefits of the hardships, he had to have known this was all going to be worth it in the end. He drew strength from his own self, I can imagine what he must have been saying to himself. I might have been something like this “I can do this”, I will never be given more than I can handle”, I am well able and well equipped to be able to endure”, “I am a warrior” or “I am a victor and not a victim”.
In the mist of our dilemmas we have to believe we will make it through and that we will come out stronger, better and victorious. Or even if the difficulty is beyond something you can fathom getting through and can’t imagine how on earth it can be for your good, at least know that you have the strength to keep pressing on and to get through it. You just have to take a step each day, not a leap and just put one foot in front of the other and keep pressing forward. You are stronger than you think, you are well able and you got this!
Press on.my friend