Hardpressed but not Crushed

An excerpt from chapter 9.

Growing up, I often remember hearing the expression: “Caught between a rock and a hard place.” There is something about being caught in the

hanging gardens, Oman, gardens Oman, garden in mountain, desert garden

“Hanging Gardens” Photo by James G. Stewart

middle. It can be like a vise. The pressure is often intense.

But great things come from great pressure — diamonds for one!

Experiencing a trial in our lives often feels like being between the proverbial rock and hard place.

What difficulty are you caught in the middle of today?

Here are some things I cling to:

  • God knows the plans and purposes He has for my life, and they are good (Jeremiah 29:11).
  • God will never abandon me (Hebrews 13:5 and Matthew 28:20).

An excerpt from Three Days at Sea by Delana H. Stewart.

What promises do you cling to when you are caught between a rock and a hard place?


Since there are twenty-five chapters in my new book Three Days at Sea: Soul flotation when the waves are pulling you under, I decided to share a quote a day (one from each chapter) until Christmas. Hope you enjoy them! Come back tomorrow for the next one…

See also:

Day 8– Loved

Day 7– Being Content

Day 6–Waiting

For a similar post on Delana’s World, see: Caught in the Middle


2 thoughts on “Hardpressed but not Crushed

  1. Pingback: Christmas Countdown Day 10: Thinking about Today « Three Days at Sea

  2. Pingback: Christmas Countdown Day 12: Expecting the Unexpected « Three Days at Sea

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s