To say that life is hard is not "un-spiritual"! Jesus told His followers in John 16:33 "In the world you will[a] have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” So when "trials" and "interruptions" come into your life, if you are a believer in Christ, you should not be caught "off-guard"!
That being said, when the raging storms like Hurricane Irene slam into your life, it doesn't mean you will be prepared, equipped, or committed to engage your storm with the faith, courage, and perseverance needed to overcome your trial, trusting in Christ.
It starts with a mindset! That mindset being...I know Christ is in control! I know He will "never leave me or forsake me"! I know He has promised to lead me and guide me if "I trust in the Lord with all my heart, and lean not on my own understanding"! Prov. 3:5-6 I know He never wants me to give up!
Philippians 3:13-14 says "...but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."
It may seem simplistic, but what we are called to do is to Press ON!! Don't Give Up!! Your Very Best!!!
If we trust Him during these seemingly impossible times, I believe He will, in His time and His way, lead us through the trials spiritually stronger than we ever dreamed we could be! Remember... God is faithful!
Never Forget "Facing the Giants"
Keep Pressing on by Lamar Campbell