When Life Punches You in the Face
Some say that life throws curve balls. I guess that’s true. But, life punches me in the face. Punches hurt when you’re expecting them. But, they really hurt when you get caught off guard. So what can we do?
1) Remember that God is not surprised.
Just because we are caught off guard, doesn’t mean He is. Sometimes, He warns us of coming trouble, and sometimes He doesn’t. Either way, He knew it was going to happen and He is in control.
2) Use your faith not your eyes.
A punch in the nose makes your eyes sting and can make you blind. Life’s punches act the same way. We get stunned and knocked off balance. Keep trusting God. It’s your only option anyway.
3) If you fall, Get up.
A good punch in the face can knock you off your feet. Get up quick. Don’t wallow in self pity or fear. Stand up as soon as you can. You may be to weak to fight, but you can always stand in your faith.
4) Let God take the next punch.
Don’t fight back against people who hurt you. Let God handle them. He hits harder. Just continue trusting Him. Use God’s strength and not your own.
5) Look towards the future.
It will get better, or it may get worse. Life will always have its ups and downs. But, all this is temporary. If you know and trust Jesus, you have an inheretience in heaven.
Please feel free to share this with someone who needs some encouragement.