In the movie Rocky Balboa, the former boxing champion tells his son,
“It’s not about how hard you can hit;
it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward.”
There was once a man named Job who got hit about as hard as anyone can get hit…
He lost his possessions.
He lost his children.
He lost his health.
He was a good man who seemingly didn’t deserve all the bad things that were happening to him. Yet regardless of what was happening in his life, his response was always the same… He kept moving forward, kept believing, and kept trusting in a God he knew was a good God. Even when falsely accused and encouraged to “curse God and die”, he refused to heed the voices of despair, but instead stated…
I know that my Redeemer lives. ~ Job 19:25a
Maybe you’ve been hit hard in your life, and you don’t think you can make it.
Don’t give up.
The same God Who got Job through his troubles is only a prayer away, and can see you through your hour of need.