TOUGH TIMES NEVER LAST

September 10, 2010Read: Joshua 1

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous and not discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” –Joshua 1:9

Let’s face it, the world is tough and sometimes you feel like a longshot. Stocks fall, prices rise, cars breakdown, girlfriends break up, jobs get lost, health quickly fails and our enemies often win (all before lunch). Yep, longshots up against it.

I believe it was Zig Ziglar who coined the phrase, “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” And for a lot of people, that might sound true, since only the strong survive, right? Well, maybe, but at PrayFit, our theme song goes a little more like this (take it away, Steven Curtis Chapman):

“His strength is perfect, when our strength is gone. He’ll carry us, when we can’t carry on. Raised in his power, the weak become strong. His strength is perfect, when our strength is gone."

At some point or another, we’ve all felt like throwing in the towel. If you're like me, you can add your own slew of items to the list above, all things public and private. But be encouraged today and stay in the fight. Get up off the canvas, wipe the dirt from your chest and tell the world to bring it, because as it turns out, you’re still standing. Tough times never last, but God’s people will...forever.

--J.P.

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