Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.(Ephesians 6:10-11 KJV)
Do not succumb! - Stay Strong! You will soon cross over!
Trials, tribulations and challenges, many times make us very weak and cause us to succumb to the pressures and go into a state of depression. We all go through trying times in our life and in order to cope, we must have a high level of strength and determination with which to progress onward.
I listened to news reports of a gentleman who was quite unfortunate. He had the unusual job of watching a murderer kill his entire family in front his eyes and remained helpless. We can only imagine the pain and the agony he must have felt. Years after, he gave an interview with a popular media house. He was seemingly much better. When asked how he was able to cope and make it thus far, he said, "I constantly kept repeating to myself that I WILL STAY STRONG - I WILL STAY STRONG."
I believe for a fact, that this POSITIVE, HOPEFUL attitude caused him to actually make it and not succumb to mental problems or fall into depression.
Paul offers us some words of encouragement and advice. He says, as you go throughout life, always remain STRONG, during every circumstance, believing in God's might. Ensure that you have on God's armour so that you can stand up against the plans of the enemy.
So friend, once we follow God's plan and Stay Strong, you too will OVERCOME.