Are you under a lot of pressure right now? Maybe you’re pushing yourself hard to get good marks or make the top team. Maybe the pressure comes from the high expectations of your parents or the need to be like your friends.
Life with God doesn’t mean we won’t come under crazy pressure sometimes. The apostle Paul was sometimes stretched to breaking point (2 Corinthians 4v7-9). He even nearly gave up the will to live!
What kept Paul going? – knowing that even though physically, mentally and emotionally he was easily crushed, he had the life of God inside him – a hidden treasure. How can you draw strength from that same treasure inside you today?