St Luke's CE
Resilience is the quality of being able to adapt to life changes and ‘bounce back’ from hardship.
Christians are upheld by God’s power which helps them to be more resilient; “we are pressed on
every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck
down, but not destroyed”, The key to resilience is faith in the Lord; “though he may stumble, he
will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand”. Resilience doesn’t mean that we won’t hurt,
it means that we won’t keep hurting.
Resilience is coping with all that life gives; change, loss, disappointment, failure and setbacks.
Resilience requires courage and wisdom. Our enemy to resilience in the incorrect assumption that
we know how things will end. When a situation seems out of our control and does not appear to
be going the way we want, we can only see disaster in our path. Resilience is knowing that,
however difficult a situation might be, there is always hope and repair, for the Lord will always
direct your path.