Resilience is a popular subject today, but it’s been a characteristic of faith for thousands of years. If you were to sun up the fruit of the Spirit in one word, that word could be resilient.
Being resilient means living an emotionally healthy and meaningful life, in spite of less-than-ideal, difficult, or tragic situations. The American Psychological Association defines resilience this way:
“Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress – such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means “bouncing back” from difficult experiences.”
Jesus taught us perseverance and endurance by His example and there are many similar examples throughout Scripture. In yesterday’s message, pastor @alecseekins showed us Paul’s resilience after he and Silas had been badly beaten, put in stocks and locked up in prison, they were praying and singing hymns - that is resilience. What would you do? How would you have handled it? Let’s teach our children and each other to be more resilient and less entitled. #resilient #wwjd @livingstreamschurch #shalom #yourjourneytobeingwhole #dailydevotional