Ask any athlete. He'll tell you that! He's pushed his body to what can be called the maximum. His side and body has hurt. His lungs would have ached, and probably had cramps in his legs. And just when he felt like he couldn't go on, he's heard his coach saying, "Come on! Move it! Get going !!"
Athletes call that "hitting the wall." It's a time when the body says, "That's it. That's all I can do. I can't go any further. I can't go any faster. I quit."
I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. - [Philippians 4:13]
But the seasoned athlete knows that "the wall" isn't the end. It's a signal that he's on the verge of a breakthrough. If he'll toughen up and push himself a little more, he'll get a second wind. Suddenly, he'll go faster than before. He'll reach a level of excellence he couldn't have reached any other way.
In our life also, when you feel the worst, when failure is breathing down your neck, press into the Word as never before. You may meditate on a particular scripture for days and even weeks sometimes, trying to get a revelation of it, seemingly without success.
Then suddenly, like the dawn of the morning, light will come pouring in. You'll see the way to break through. All you have to do is punch one little hole in that wall of problems, dig one tiny hole in it with your faith and with the Word of God.
Then keep tearing away at that hole. Don't quit!
And, before long, the forces of God will come bursting through, demolishing every obstacle in their path!
Once that happens you'll never be the same again. You'll be hooked. It will only take one breakthrough like that to make a never-dying, never-quitting champion out of you
Lord is Grace...