RESILIENT. Defined by Oxford Languages as an adjective in two ways.

🌷 A person or animal able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

🌷 A substance or object able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed.

I have seen both these meanings reflected in my life over the past few years, as our family navigates job changes, health issues, relational stresses and the pandemic.

I draw a lot of comfort from two verses when life gets me down, which helps me reconnect with my ability to be resilient in His strength – regardless of what I am facing.

“Though we experience every kind of pressure, we’re not crushed. At times we don’t know what to do, but quitting is not an option. We are persecuted by others, but God has not forsaken us. We may be knocked down, but not out.” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9 TPT)

“The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me because God anointed me. He sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken, announce freedom to all captives, pardon all prisoners. God sent me to announce the year of His grace – a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies – and to comfort all who mourn, to care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes, messages of joy instead of news of doom, a praising heart instead of a languid spirit. Rename them “Oaks of Righteousness” planted by God to display His glory.” (Isaiah 61:1-3 MSG)

🌷We are not alone in our struggle. God is with us, supernaturally keeping us going despite what we face. Just as He was with Jesus as he ministered & spread that very Good News, He is with us.

🌷However, we will not forsaken. God gives us the resilience we need for each & every scenario when we need it!

🙏And if you too need it, I pray God releases resilience upon you, His daughters & sons, today!


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