When The Going Gets Tough…

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“When the going gets tough, the tough get going”.

This popular phrase means: when life gets tough, tough people push through and meet the challenge. While I’m all for being tough, I like Walt’s rendering of the phrase better.

Walt says, “When the going gets tough, God’s got us.”

And make no mistake, Walt knows how tough life can be. As a teenager, his dad stabbed him when he was trying to protect his mom from his dad’s fury. Walt was then kicked out of the house and turned fully to the streets. After selling and using drugs one too many times he did 9 years in prison. God saved Walt along the way, but that didn’t stop tough stuff from coming his way. Getting saved never stops tough stuff in life from hitting us, it just gives us a hopeful, eternal perspective and the ability to persevere. That’s why I love Walt’s quote.

“When the going gets tough, God’s got us.”

Are things tough for you right now? Are trials piling up? Are you experiencing hard times? If you’re a Christian, be encouraged:

“When the going gets tough, God’s got you.

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