Challenges are a part of life. Taking them on is like fighting in a boxing match - after each round you're so ready to go to your corner to get what you need to continue the fight. This day, I was ready to go to my corner.

All I could do was look up and cry out to my Father in heaven. I know He sees the challenges facing me. I know He hears my cry for help. I know He's directing my feet and giving me strength to take and deliver blows. Most importantly, He told me I'd win the fight so I can confidently keep fighting no matter how defeated I feel. 

While in my corner, I got some much needed hugs, sleep (so necessary) and encouragement from my Father to keep trusting Him and keep fighting the good fight! And then the bell rang...it's go time.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. Psalm 46:1-3