There may be times that situations can appear so overwhelming that you may feel lifeless and paralyzed. There may be other times that the same situation can happen but you have a much more rooted confidence and faith in God that you are not shaken as bad. But why? Why does it appear that there are times when you can navigate through some issues better than others and they both may seem to be a lot to deal with?
You may consider yourself as a strong Christian because you are able to handle certain situations and then, suddenly, out of nowhere something happens that knocks you right off your feet. A storm that you never seen coming will hit your life and make you question your faith. Not only that, you start questioning your strength, your ability and skill as a parent and spouse.
The Warrior within is there, it has always been there. The smaller battles were preparing you for a more contentious combat. You were in a different place in your walk than you are now and the way you see issues and trauma is much different. There are times when you have to re-treat away and emotionally and spiritually prepare for the next battle. The warrior is within and the warrior knows how to fight. The warrior has been trained and is conditioned to go to battle and fight until they have been called off the battlefield. Sometimes in war soldiers may not know if they are winning or losing, all they know is to keep fighting. Stop looking at the situation to determine how you are doing and just fight until the enemy is slain. You may even feel like you cannot catch your breath as one battle end and another begins. Find your support, go back to the basics fasting, praying, reading, speaking, and declaring victory.
You have a warrior inside you. It was there before the foundation of the world. God knew the day would come when you would have to fight, and you would feel tired. But don’t stop. Your children need you. Your spouse needs you. Your family need you.