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Life is hard. And many days we wonder how we can find the strength to carry on. But like the tree planted by the waters, we become resilient when we’re deeply rooted in the source of life.

Not everyone is for us. While few actively seek to harm us, many are like the Priest and Levite who simply turn a blind eye in our time of need.

In any case, it’s difficult to thrive when we don’t have the active love and support we need.

Natural disasters, economic hardships, political drama, and countless social ills also place us in many trying conditions outside of our control. And these tend to add extra layers of hardship to our life.

Likewise, we wrestle with our own internal doubts, fears, and insecurities that often block our potential.

Resiliency is the ability to endure and recovery quickly from difficult circumstances.

But this is not simply doubling down on our efforts to make life work. Rather, it’s learning to rest in the source of life beyond ourselves.

Jesus was able to endure the beating, mocking, and shame of the cross because of his unshakable union with the Father. And he sets the example for us.

We become resilient by remaining in him. His power through us allows us to keep showing up and enduring every circumstance.

When our souls are deeply rooted in the life of Christ we gain the resiliency to accomplish all God has given us to do.

To be sure, we need resiliency to make it through the many difficulties of life. And we become resilient by rooting ourselves in the true source of life.

Don’t let the troubles of life take you out. Become resilient and continue to offer the best of yourself to the world around you.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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