Sometimes the hardest time to stand, is when you are in the midst of a battle, a trial or situation in your life that looks to be totally out of control, beyond hope or anything you can do to change it.
It is during these times that the enemy of our soul comes against us to try and destroy us spiritually, physically and mentally, to attack our mind and try to convince us, that the situtation, the battle or trial that we are going through is beyond hope and without an answer.
It is so easy to rejoice when we are on the mountain top but it is in the valley were we are forged and made strong. It is during this time that we are made strong, where things are changed in our lives. It is the place where we learn to trust God and choose to follow Him in spite of how things appear to the natural eye.
We are learning to see with the eye of the Spirit, we are not without hope, for our hope is in the Lord Jesus Christ and He goes before us, even in the midst of the storms of life, He speaks and says, "Peace, Be Still" and know that I am God.
Indeed He is God. He is well aware of all that is going on and as we rest in Him, as we trust Him, He will bring us through, for our Hope is in Him.
That which He has begun within us, He will finish. We will be made strong in Him!