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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Never Give Up!

How many of us feel like we might break under the pressure of trials? When small trials come we can rest in our faith and sail through them. When big trials come, we sort of start wilting slowly in the face of prolonged worry, stress or suffering.

What about people who right now are trying to rebuild their lives after devastating loss.. tornado or earthquake victims, people who have just discovered terminal or acute illness. Have you just lost a loved one?  Have you just lost a  job? Have you just ended a relationship? Are you in such deep financial debt that you cant see your way out of it?

Are you one of those suffering from chronic pain and illness? Do you suffer from one of the by-products of lifelong self-esteem issues? Bulimia, Anorexia, Depression, Agoraphobia...too many to mention.  Do you believe that your life is meaningless or that you have no value to yourself or anyone else?

Take a look at this video and ask yourself if you truly are as badly off as you think you are. I hope you find inspiration in this outstanding young man. I wish that I had half his courage and half his strength. I do know that I have an awesome God who sustains me and I CAN find my strength in Him.

I want to thank Amie over at Roses Along the Way for  sharing this wonderful young man's story. Please head over to her place for another video of Nick. His story is absolutely inspiring.

Have a blessed day and may our gracious Lord give you courage and strength in the face of whatever adversity you may be facing. My prayers are with you!


Amie said...

Thanks for your comment today! It hit me when you said the word "wilt". It is so easy to slowly wilt without even realizing it. I want to make sure that my eyes are focused on Him, so that the JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH! I will definitely wilt if I focus on my trials, and that is not the life Jesus died to give me. Thanks for sharing this today, Lisa!

Tami said...

What a great post and video. Thanks for sharing. I had heard about him before, but forgot his story.

Kristin said...

I've seen this young man several times. He is so inspiring! Thank you for sharing it and reminding me that whatever I go through, it could be so much worse, and if I keep my focus on the Lord, it will either get better, or I will become stronger through it.
Have a great week-end!

Andrea said...

Very inspirational!!!!

Lisa Maria said...

Thank you all.. I thank God for people like this young man and I'm happy to spread some inspiration around1 ;-)