There is a quote that says, "Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional." No matter which paths we take in life, there will be challenges. When we see challenges or feel hard-pressed, we can choose to be defeated or we can turn to God!
God is our guide and protector in life. When we feel that life is closing in on us, we can call on God. We can choose to follow Him instead of being defeated. We need to trust Him and allow Him to lead us to a "spacious place." As we follow Him, He will lead us to where we need to be to learn, grow, and work for Him. Instead of feeling defeated, we can call on God and follow Him!
Do not be defeated by the pressures of life, instead call on and follow God!
Thank You for being willing to lead me away from the pressures of life to spaciousness and hope in You. Help me to always trust in Your plan for my life. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.