Deeper Day 142: Resilient

Throughout my adult life I have been called resilient over and over again. The first time it happened, I remember taking a step back and wondering if it was a compliment or not. It is funny how perception can change. Now, I very clearly see that it’s a wonderful attribute to have. I see it as something that every believer is called to be.

Resilient: able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. Able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed.

Isn’t resilient a great word to use?

As followers of Christ, we should be able to recover quickly in difficult conditions because we know Who our source is and that we are held in His hands. Believers should all be able to spring back into shape after bending because the Bible assures us that He will save us from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. The Bible doesn’t promise that we won’t face the snare, but that we will be saved from it. That’s an important point to notice.

He will always rescue us, and that knowledge alone should make us extremely resilient.

I have been rescued by God more times than I can count. My history with Him provides me with so much comfort, as I have always been held and provided for. I have never wanted for anything that I truly needed. He meets my every need according to His glorious riches and I find great comfort in that.

When we find ourselves lacking in resilience, it’s undoubtedly because we have bought into a lie somewhere. The only time we find ourselves lacking is if we begin to view our future without God in it. He makes ALL things possible.

Prayer Moment: God, I thank You for Who You are. I thank You for making me resilient. It’s been a hard fought battle to get here, but it’s been so worth it. Never let life rob me from being consistently resilient in You, Abba. I need You and I know that I always will. Help me to never forget that You are the Source of all my resilience. You are my everything and apart from You, I am well aware that I am and I have nothing. God, bless my life. I long to be eternally connected with You. I want to know You better every day. I am Yours. In Jesus name, amen.

May the Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, Who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your word.               Psalm 119:28