An expression I heard years ago that has given me much courage and fortitude whenever faced with challenges, is “God’s Got Your Back”. I know that expression is the Truth because time and time again, when I thought I could not do something or endure something, I found a strength to continue that was not my own.
I believe that life may bring us challenges but we are never given more than we can handle. However, often I am given more than I think I can handle. It’s as if God was our personal coach and cheerleader who had more faith in what we can do than we do ourselves.
How often did something come up in your life that you thought you could not survive? Maybe it was an illness or injury, a loss of a loved one, a financial crisis that seemed to have no ending, or the feeling that you could not endure one day more in the emotional, mental, or physical pain that you are/were in?
That is when we need to remember that God’s got our back. That God does not give us more than we can handle – but often more than we think we can handle.
When we remember that we are not on this journey called life alone, we will always find the strength, courage, ability, wisdom and faith to do what is ours to do next – even if it is just one small step forward.
God does have your back!
Quote of the Week
“Be strong and courageous, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9