People who train for their first half marathon ever say it’s the hardest thing they’ve ever put their bodies through.
Most people who run that length aren’t elite runners or fitness instructors. Running 13.1 miles doesn’t have to be on people’s bucket list, but it is. In fact, most often, a few weeks away from the race, sometimes it gets too hard.
Some days, they’re not sure they’re capable of it, and they want to quit. We do this in life too. If something is too hard, our first reaction is to quit, and we want God to be a motivational speaker so we can feel inspired, but really, God calls us to do hard things for Him.
He never says it’s easy, so how do we keep from quitting?
Here are 5 things to remember when life seems unbearable…
1. You’re Not Alone
You’re not the only one struggling with faith and thinking that everyone around you has it together and you’re still such a doubter.
Godly men and women have said over time that isn’t true. We all have days when life feels stronger than our faith and when we want to give up, and we forget that.
There are Christian men and women who are depressed and scared and don’t want to get up in the morning, so it’s OK if you don’t feel faithful. It’s OK if you don’t feel like the perfect Christian. You’re not the only one.
God loves community, and he loves that community offers us a chance to lift each other up and support each other.