(If you are going through a tough time, the following creed might be exactly what you need. If life is great at the moment, then bookmark this page for when things seem to be spiraling out of control.)
The Survivor’s Creed
You’ll get through this.
It won’t be painless. It won’t be quick.
But God will use this mess for good.
Don’t be foolish or naive.
But don’t despair either.
With God’s help, you will get through this.
In his book, You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times, author Max Lucado shares the Biblical story of Joseph and shows how God works through difficult circumstances to bring redemption and reconciliation.
Lucado writes that while we can’t always see the light at the end of the tunnel, it is important to know that it is there.
Lucado offers what he calls The Survivor’s Creed which he uses in his ministry and when he is counseling others.
I think that remembering this creed is an important thing to do in order to get through tough times. This may be extremely difficult when we are in the middle of our suffering, but it is during those times when we need it most.
If you like this creed, I would definitely recommend checking out Lucado’s book You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times which you can find here.