I am always so very encouraged by this word. It somehow lifts my spirit every time that no matter what I may be going through or how bleek it looks on the outside, this is a word that illuminates in my heart, that God has formed and fashioned me and every other human being on planet earth to withstand. I realize the best version of me when I am under pressure. It works everytime, whether in the secular arena on the job or at home in domestic affairs.
I've had occasions where I was given an assignment, I go through the motion of picking up the assignment in an attempt to work on it and for some reason, the motivation is just not there. But just as I am approaching the deadline, and I am pressured by the thought that I have to meet it, that is when my thoughts and creative juices begin to flow and the best work gets done. Can you relate to or identify with that?
Surely we may each come up against situations in life, we can become overwhelmed by whatever it is, we may get a bit bent out of shape, but my gaurantee to you is that you will not be broken, for you were made to withstand! To withstand every test, every trial, every storm of affliction, every adversary that comes against you, every wind that blows contrary to the will of God! Let each one glory in the trials and tests that come his/her way - for when we are weak, it is then God will perfect His strength in us.