“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4:8–9).
Resilience is the human heart’s ability to suffer greatly and grow from it.
So how do we build resilience?
One enemy of resilience is the incorrect assumption that we know how things will end. When a situation seems out of control or does not appear to be headed in the right direction, we tend to write “The End” over the story. We think we know the final result, so, instead of exercising resilience, we give up or take matters into our own hands.
Choosing to trust in the Lord rather than rely on what we understand is the best way to stay resilient.
If you try to deal with life’s difficulties on your own, if you attempt to be strong by yourself, you will faint and you will fail. Why? Because by yourself, your strength is too small.
Prayer, meditation, and being in nature are also important for me to nurture my spiritual life and relationship with God, which helps me build resilience by reminding me of God’s perspective and presence.
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