Let me just say it – sometimes life just downright stinks. Unfortunate circumstances beyond our control can catch us off guard and land us between a rock and hard place – no doubt.

In those moments we have a choice to make. We can grumble, gripe, and grasp for things other than God for a temporary fix, or we can choose to be a Tamar.

She literally got knocked down again and again; yet, her faith was unwavering. She knew – she felt – that the God of Judah would bring her out of the oppression that she had faced for many, many years.

And she was right.

It’s our choice to press in, press on, and praise God through the storms of this life. It’s our choice not to give up.

And it’s our choice to handle these situations with grace.

With faith.

With hope.

If you get knocked down today I hope you get right back up, and I hope you know that God is the one that grabbed you by the boot straps and set your feet back on solid ground.

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” Psalm 46:1-3

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