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Many individuals are on the brink of their breaking point or as some would say, they are “ready to throw in the towel!”  In today’s trying environment of Covid-19, we are realizing people need help coping with anxiety and stressful situations. How to survive an unpredictable world is a question many are asking as they search to resolve their problems.

It’s a common concern for individuals across cultures and history. Giving up was a topic the biblical King David faced during multiple battles. David had reached his breaking point in life when he said, “I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”

One of the keys to staying the course is knowing who holds your future. I encourage you to reach out to God to guide you with strength and understanding. Whenever trouble comes knocking at your door, you can either turn away from the things that have gotten you to this point or choose to throw in the towel and quit.

King David said that it is important to believe in the power of the Lord and “wait on the Lord, and be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart.” Waiting for your situation to change is a difficult thing to do but it can be the most important thing to do. Mistakes are made when we rush to change our situation. Make no mistake about it, sometime God changes our circumstances; other times he uses them to strengthen us.

Remember this, often it is not just about you, but rather those God wants to reach through you. God comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. Most of us believe that we are here to help and assist those who may need encouragement, such as someone suffering and feeling at the breaking point.

As you consider what is giving you grief, know that nothing is too hard for God to handle. The situation you are in right now can become a platform for him to demonstrate his love and compassion for you. God’s faithful love for you never ends and his mercies never cease. He proclaims profoundly that his mercies begin afresh each morning. If you come close to your breaking point, consider the many ways that God’s love and mercy enable you to stay the course and Never Give Up! Never Give Up! Never Give Up!

By Chaplain Ghosten