If you look at the current research, here are five of the most common factors of resilient people:
- They are resourceful and have good problem-solving skills.
- They are more likely to seek help.
- They hold the belief that they can do something that will help them to manage their feelings and to cope.
- They have social support available to them.
- They are connected with others, such as family or friends.
- Brene’ Brown – The Gifts of Imperfection
I believe and know from experience, a great source of resilience is rejoicing! Instead of dwelling on what has gone wrong and thinking about what is not right in our lives–when we start rejoicing and praising God for who HE is and all HE has done for us we become resilient.
“ “Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again–rejoice!” Philippians 4:4 NLT
David found himself in a situation where he needed to be resilient. His entire army had turned against him.
David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God. 1 Samuel 30:6 NIV
There will be times in all of our lives when we will feel as if we are alone surrounded by the enemy. As David did, we must remember who our God is. We must remember what our purpose is and mostly we must remember God’s Word and promises to us. No matter where you are right this moment, God has not forsaken you. His Word says,
“for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!” Matthew 6:8
Psalms 5:11 NIV
“But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
let them ever sing for joy
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may rejoice in you.”