Monday, April 5, 2010

Just Keep Getting Up!!

If you're anything like me, you've probably been "knocked down" a few times in your life. I'm not talking about being physically knocked down, necessarily, but just those times when you feel like life is knocking you down a rung. Things might be going along just fine then, BAM! Something happens that rocks your world. Sometimes it's a minor inconvenience, but other times it can be something more serious.

When you're being bombarded (and yes, I know sometimes that's exactly what it feels like too) it's hard to remember things like: "this is only temporary" or "things could be worse" or even "this too shall pass." It's easy to forget any ground we may have gained in our life or to see any of the many things that are actually good about our life or situation. But somehow, someway, we reach down deep inside of ourselves, even when we think we have nothing left inside, and keep on fighting.

I know for me, personally, it's my faith that gets me through these tough times. I can rest in the knowledge that no matter how down I am or how alone I may feel in this world, I am never really alone. I know this knowledge gives me the strength and courage to get up and keep on fighting.

It's not about how many times you get knocked down, it's about how many times you get up back up again.

Now, press the arrow button below and enjoy this great song by Toby Mac...


smcginniss said...

totally awesome and so, so true.



apurefire said...

James 1:2 reminds us to "consider it pure joy whenever we face trials of many kinds". We don't usually "feel" joy during the trial but we must remember that nothing comes to us that hasn't first passed through the Father's hands. And if He has allowed it, He has purpose in it.

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