Powerpoint - June 24, 2011


What to do when you ‘hit the wall’ spiritually

June 24, 2011

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed…

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Back in the1984 Olympics, there was a Swiss runner named Gabrielle Anderson-Scheiss who was at the very end of running the marathon event. But when came into that stadium for her final lap, her legs turned to rubber. She started wobbling and was about to collapse. Yet, as she staggered in, the crowd cheered enthusiastically and the whole world watched as Gabrielle finished that race. 

The analysts were talking about what had happened to Gabrielle, who was really a great runner. They said she “hit the wall,” which happens when a runner’s blood sugar and hydration level get so low that dizziness, muscle paralysis, and even a total collapse can happen. But even though she hit the wall, Gabrielle finished the race.

There are many believers today who have hit the wall spiritually and are running on low spiritual energy. They’ve been disappointed and discouraged to the point that they’re almost ready to throw in the towel. 

But the Word of God promises that, even in those times when you feel like you have nothing left—when you feel afflicted, crushed, or struck down—you will never be destroyed solely because of your position in Christ. So when tough times hit and you feel like you’ve hit the wall, remember you have a Savior who will carry you to the finish!



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