One thing about life is that it teaches us to endure, and increases our will to persevere in the face of great difficulty. No matter whose life we think of, we have all experienced situations that beg to take the breath out of us. And in these moments of great stress, we may think it’s the end. However, if we’re still living, we’ve come out on the other side having endured.
I remember a few years ago, on a fairly empty street, I almost caused an accident, but I quickly swerved out of the way instead. Almost immediately after, this car made a u-turn, chased me down the street, and proceeded to shoot at me. As I frantically drove down street after street, passing through stop signs and red lights, bullets kept hitting my car. All I thought about during these horrifying moments were my parents finding me dead, and I did not want my life to end like this. So, I called on God. The only words I could utter were God, please. Long story short, I ended up getting away with no injuries.
This situation surely almost took my breath away, and it was hard to breathe for the next few days. However, I can truly say God saved every part of me – physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. I will never forget the miracles I experienced in absolute shock that day.
Today, if you’re in a difficult situation, or still struggling with the aftermath of one, I want to encourage you to keep on enduring. Hold on to your faith, and remember, you will make it through.
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging. (Psalm 46:1-3 NIV)