If you fail under pressure, your strength is not very great.
PROVERBS 24:10 NLT
High-pressure situations give you a chance to experience My grace.
Trouble is good for you—if you get to know Me better in the process.
It is not a question of if, but when trouble will come your way.
When it does, you will unravel if you depend on your own ingenuity.
The Empowering One living within you is your Secret of survival.
You are ready for anything the world throws at you in His strength.
Attempt to steer your own course when you encounter high seas,
and your small boat will be demolished on the rocks.
Let Me have the helm, and you will celebrate tranquil harbors.
Grace-less, you cannot do anything; grace-full, you can do everything.
Rely on My omnipotence—I will see you through any emergency.
When you are exhausted, focus on Jesus and you can finish the race.
I have been managing the universe for eons, without fainting.
I have untiringly directed intergalactic traffic patterns, through all time.
When you are tired and worn out, My strength is still available.
When your energy is depleted, Mine is undiminished.
Though you are weary, you do not have to give up if you trust Me.
Adversity University graduates honor students.
Frightening thunderstorms paint beautiful rainbows.
Tough situations develop uncompromising character.
Crises prove your mettle.
Running the Faith Marathon trains you to persevere.
Stress keeps kites flying high in the air.
Headwinds lift wings to get aircraft off the runway.
A crucible transforms crude ore into pure gold.
Coal under pressure changes into diamonds.
Grace under pressure leads to glory.
(c) Johnny R. Almond
Pastor, Hull's Memorial Baptist Church
Author, Gentle Whispers from Eternity