Resilient – able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. Flexible

able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

From latin meaning leaping back.

I just like how that sounds. I call that the bounce back ministry.  No matter how hard life hits you, and sometimes you’ll get the wind knocked out of you, the Spirit of God rises back up.  Resilience is what breaks the tough ground, it sees the tiny crack as an opportunity.

God’s people are resilient people.  They are strong, they have a strong heart and Sister, let me remind you – you are God’s people.

Leaping back is an image I’m having a hard time shaking.  It’s like getting knocked down and instead of the gradual climb back up, one rope at at a time, you jump to your feet.  You shake it off and take your stand – again.

Resilence is something that is built up with time.  Each time we go through something we become stronger.  There are times my husband and I look at a situation and say “That’s nothing compared what we went through back in the day.”  Why? Because we have built up a resilience to that adversity.  We have built up our strengths to handle it, our faith has been strengthend.  We have become resilient.