Resilience is the ability to withstand, recover, adapt and grow in the face of pressure—welcome to life. (Christine Caine, Australian international speaker)

Caine seems to be suggesting that pressure is part of normal life. It can’t always be avoided, so the question is, “How do we stand up under pressure?” How do we recover and then change to handle the pressure? How do we grow in times of trial? For inward resilience, we most often will have to rely on strength from within and help from others.

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. (Psalm 28:7).