But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit – Jude 1:20 ESV.
It seems as though tough times don’t have any problem locating each and every one of us. We all go through testing times in our lives in one point or another. I’ve come to notice something about tough times and how different individuals tend to deal with them. During difficulties, some seem to faint from the pressure while others rise to the occasion and step out to lead others through it.
I would often ask myself why some people are never bothered by things that are really bothersome, while others just crumble under pressure. What I have noticed on those who seem to soar even during tough times is that when they go through tribulations, they decide to dig deep inside to find the motivation to carry them through.
This motivation is all found in their faith reservoir. You know those days when you wake up and suddenly you have no will to do anything, nothing seems to be worth it anymore, even Christianity and GOD Himself. Everything seems to be going so bad in your life you can’t see a possible way out. It happens to most of us; the feeling really means nothing, it does not matter. What matters is what you decide to do when you suddenly feel that way.
If your faith reservoir is empty in times of trouble, you will drive yourself straight into hopelessness, depression and discouragement. If your faith reservoir is full, you will get up, dust yourself off and begin to praise GOD. Why? Because your faith will reassure you that the GOD who rescued you before, is still capable of doing the same even today.
This is the reason why it is important for us to always encourage ourselves in the Lord, to continuously build on and cultivate our faith because these are streams we draw from in tough times. Circumstances and situations will undoubtedly knock us down in this life no matter who we are. In all this, we need to rest assured that pressure can’t crush us, uncertainty can’t discourage us, and opposition can’t stop us because greater is He who is in us than the one who is in the world.
If your faith reservoir is full, you will get up, dust yourself off and begin to praise GOD