Everyone goes through phases in life when they grapple with a sense of emotional emptiness. Whether transient or prolonged, this feeling can make it challenging to hold onto hope. These trying moments serve as crucibles, evaluating our determination and resilience in facing unforeseen adversity.
Do you remember the last time you felt empty? How did you handle the situation?
Competitors are conditioned for harder circumstances because we willingly build our resilience during the workout and as athletes. That doesn’t make us bulletproof. But it gives us an advantage in seeing beyond the pain and knowing there is a calm at the end of a storm.
Enduring is what we do. It is a part of us because we build ourselves up for it to be so. Jude 1:20-21 tells us the best way to build ourselves. “But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.”
There will inevitably be moments in life when our mental and physical strength may seem irrelevant because we reach a breaking point. It’s during these times when we might feel as though we’re running on empty, deprived of the fuel we need to carry on. In such critical junctures, it becomes essential to turn to God, seeking His support to lift us up and envelop us in His profound comfort and love. Far from a sign of weakness, this act demonstrates our profound reliance on the Divine, recognizing Him as the ultimate solution.
1. Commit Philippians 2:1 to memory.