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I have just finished watching the film ‘Soul surfer’ the story of Bethany Hamilton. She lost an arm in a shark attack and yet still became a professional surfer.
One of the main themes of the film is that of overcoming.
It got me thinking about overcoming and that throughout life each of us is attempting to overcome something.
It may not be as extreme as a shark attack but it may be overcoming an obstacle, overcoming our own fears, overcoming our past, overcoming a health issue, financial issues, redundancy, bereavement.
Today, I think there are people who will read this post and it will strike a chord. To those people, I want you to know that you are not alone.
We are all striving, we are all working on something, battling something, we are all imperfect.
Let’s stop pretending. Let’s stop answering ‘I’m fine’ when it isn’t true. I am not condoning pity parties but simply asking that we talk more.
There are numerous times when the right words from someone have turned my whole day around.
Who should you be talking to?
Who could you be listening to?
When my obstacles seek to overwhelm me, when I begin to lose hope, I lift my eyes to one who is greater than all of those things.
To those who are overcoming – my prayers are with you today.
‘In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’ John 16:33