Most of us have heard the expression “between a rock and a hard place.” The dictionary defines this phrase as “facing two equally unpleasant, dangerous, or risky alternatives where the avoidance of one ensures the encountering of the harm of the other.” Jacob facing an angry brother; Israel facing Red Sea;
We have all been at “that place” some time in our lives. James 1:2-4 In 2 Corinthians that speaks on our troubles not lasting forever and that these troubles and situations that we are faced with actually help to produce a glory that vastly outweighs any of them. “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever. So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”
We all experience times of adversity in our lifetime. As the saying goes, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Turn to God and His words during times of adversity for strength and comfort. When we put our faith in him, he will help guide us to the path of happiness and peace.
And if you want to experience a rock/hard place in reality; go through Fat Man Squeeze at Rock City, Chattanooga.