We make a mistake when we measure our potential to deal with difficulty by the size and duration of the problem. We should be measuring our potential according to the size of God’s provision and the promise of his eternal presence. Even in the greatest difficulty, we are never without resources. We are never alone. This is a profound and radical way to think about relationships. Our problems have everything to do with sin, and our potential has everything to do with Christ…While sin is an ever-present reality, it is no match for Jesus Christ!
-Paul Tripp, Relationships: A Mess Worth the Making