I want to talk a little about the resistance we can have before the tests of life and I will take as reference the book of Job chapters 1 and 2.
In the first chapter God mentions Satan to Job, but in the second chapter he clearly tells him that even Job retained his integrity.
Job 1 Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR1960)
8 And Jehovah said to Satan, Have you not considered my servant Job, that there is no one like him on earth, a perfect and upright man, fearful of God and separated from evil?
9 Satan answering to Jehovah, said: Does Job fear God for nothing?
Job 2 Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR1960)
3 And Jehovah said to Satan, Have you not considered my servant Job, that there is no one like him on earth, a perfect and upright man, fearful of God and separated from evil, and still retains his integrity, even when you did you incite him to ruin it without cause?
Read these verses well, in a nutshell God is telling Satan Job is a resistant, although without any cause they ruined it, my son still retains his integrity, oh what a beautiful word, how many of us can we say? Sir: in the midst of depression, conflicts, circumstances, divorce, heartbreak, financial problems, illness, storms of life, I maintain my integrity in Christ Jesus!
What catches my attention to this word is that God says Job's qualities in chapter 1, but it is in chapter 2 that he adds another quality and highlights it: integrity.
The word integrity in the bible refers to being complete, not to be a copy of anything or anyone else but to remain in its original form, it has nothing to do with holiness are different things, to be integral is to be unique.
Integrity has to do with what we carry inside when we are in times of war, the whole will be integral in any scenario, be it good or bad. God wants us to be resistant to retain our integrity until the end.
Integrity is proven and has to do with resistance, I am a resistant woman and my desire is that you all be too, to resist is to maintain the posture, the word resistance is to remain the same even if they threaten us, even if we are about to losing everything, Job said in a moment of proof of his integrity:
God can kill me but I will still trust him
This was a tremendous example of Job, he says that he does not worship God for what he has, nor for his state of health, no, he loves God for what he is, and so we must be men and women of one piece that although the mountains move to the sea or although the earth shakes we have to worship.
While the world cries what is being lost, not the children of God, we adore, in the midst of pain we will sing psalms to his name.
I know it is not easy, but God has not given us a spirit of cowardice but of courage and self-control.
Today as a Christian, as a woman, as a human being I know very well what it feels like to be on the verge of collapse, of pressure, of the world, I can only tell you that with God's help we can stand firm and he will sustain us.
Despite the fact that many of us signal, reproach or persecute us, there is something that will make a difference in your life and that is integrity.To all those who go through difficult tests today God says: hold on a little longer, keep firm in God that I will honor you, at night the crying lasts but in the morning comes the joy.