Sometimes we are strong not because we don’t have challenges, but because His rod and staff comforts us. People can comfort and cheer you up to some extent, but you can’t defeat someone who is being comforted by the Lord Himself. Challenges never come to stop us, they only come to motivate and make us more and more stronger. You may be going through some tough times right now; I just want to encourage you to hold on because you are not alone. God is right there with you. He is faithful to keep all His promises. Sometimes you may not see, feel or touch it, giving up won’t make you feel it either. God knows and understand your pain and knows the plans which He has for you. Can I talk to someone who is just inches away from quitting? My message to you today: you can do it, don’t let your enemies rejoice over your failures, never let the devil think that he has defeated you. Remember, Psalms 23 doesn’t promise us that we will not go through the valley of the shadow of death, but that even there, God will be with us. I pray that God will give you strength to press on and not give up. God is still bigger than all our challenges and fears.