The only terms to truly think of this in is in faith and trusting God to see you through. Sometimes it's hard to trust God in all things just because of our nature. I know it is often my greatest prayer that God will help me to trust Him in everything completely. The Lord is always there with us through the climb of life and the climb of every specific hardship, but it also helps us mentally and spiritually to keep our faith and never break if we keep in mind that the trial never lasts forever! There is always a beautiful view somewhere ahead. And we can trust He'll see us through to make it to that view.
We can, then, see the tough patches in life like they are mountains... whether it be a health problem, finances, or anything that causes us stress or heartache. Sometimes they may be tough, rugged, huge mountains and sometimes they may be smoother hills, but with each difficulty there is always a climb. Likewise, we also always reach the top if we trust God to get us there.
Remember that no one who climbs a mountain climbs forever; there is always a peak. And when we get there, a breathtaking view is awaiting us. In writing this, I am reminded of times we have hiked the mountains of Colorado. A mountain climber may be exhausted when they reach the top, but it was all worth it to reach that point where they get to rest and take in the view.
We can't give up. If you feel like giving up, trust that God will give you the extra strength to climb out of your trials and to the top of it. Faith is believing that saying that God doesn't give us more than we can handle, despite what we think we can handle.
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
James 1: 2-4
Have a wonderful weekend!
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