#032 – Having Faith When You Hit The Wall

#032 – Having Faith When You Hit The Wall

I’m tired…

And oh so sore…

Yesterday, I ran my furthest distance yet.

18 miles.

Jesus is a way maker, let me tell ya.

But 18 is not 26 and 26 miles is what I’ll be running come December 14th.

Honestly, I’m starting to get concerned about that wall. The wall that many runners say they experience somewhere in the last quarter of their race.

I wonder if I will hit it.

I wonder what I will do to push past it.


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In life we hit walls sometimes too.

What do you do when you think you’ve done enough to prepare, but still hit a wall?

Do you push through? Or do you give up and stop moving forward?

Sometimes pushing through means holding on and sticking with it. But I’ve learned that sometimes “pushing through” means that there may come a time when you have to let it go – especially when you are dealing with something that is beyond your control,

Have you given up too soon?

Or maybe you haven’t given it up soon enough?




Join me for today’s chat by clicking  “play” at the top of this post or via iTunes or Stitcher.


Highlights from Today’s Episode:

“Having Faith”

  • Your faith is not for the expansion of your fan base. It’s to increase your desire to follow the Father.
  • Be the widow and let it go, but also be the intercessor and take it when you need to.
  • Every time you push past the wall, you become stronger in your faith.


Quick Links

 ==> Links for Today’s Show 

  1. Read the passage – I Kings 17:17-24
  2. Did you miss last week’s podcast? Click HERE to listen.
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  4. Kingdom Woman by Chrystal Evans Hurst and Tony Evans


Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment or ask a question!

  • Are you facing “the wall”?  How so?
  • Is there an area of your life in which you need to relinquish control? 
  • Is there someone that could use your help in getting over their wall?  What will you do to help?


Oh yes!  And we can’t forget!…

Here is this weeks’s #MilesforMercy report.




Also, don’t forget out the #MilesforMercy challenge on Instagram! 

If you haven’t joined yet, you are not too late to jump in. You can read all about it by CLICKING HERE! We’ve got two more weeks in the month of October to get miles run, biked, stair-mastered, etc!  Log your miles and share them on Instagram using #MilesforMercy as a hashtag. Your hashtag will help spread awareness!  If you choose, you can, like me, donate to Mercy House Kenya based on the distance you are moving. Either way, your participation helps a lot!

Here are the wonderful prizes for our challenge.  Thanks to Kristen Welch for sending over some things for our giveaway.


Here are our winners so far for the first half of the month!

This scenario is to die for!  Love that Natalie is getting out there in the beauty of the changing seasons.


Love how Terri is doing what works for her!  Biking gets miles covered too!


Miles are miles… even if they are miles covered v-e-r-y  s-l-o-w-l-y 🙂  Thanks Rachel!


“Runningmomof5melody” has consistently been running and posting those runs on IG.  Love this shot!




If you haven’t read about The Mercy Marathon, please do.  


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  1. Valerie October 20, 2014 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Thank you for these words today! I feel as if God sent them sealed in an envelope with my name on it. Your words encourage me to have faith and remind me, as you so powerfully said, that it isn’t over until God says it’s over. I can’t grow weary in the waiting. Thank you for sharing!

    • Chrystal October 20, 2014 at 5:19 pm - Reply

      You are so welcome. Thanks for listening!

  2. Jan October 20, 2014 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Such beautiful words. I can only say I am so proud of you. What a disciple training in your life. I am seeing God working in the hearts of His daughters and I sit and find myself smiling at what He has planned for us. Yes, we do have walls in our lives that we face – but what joy to face them knowing Jesus is right there with us – cheering us on. Oh the love of Christ.

    • Chrystal October 20, 2014 at 5:18 pm - Reply

      Oh the love of Christ… without it where would I be?

  3. Bev October 20, 2014 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    I almost didn’t listen to the podcast because I’m not a runner (may have to change that one day). But I’m so glad I listened! I am going through a huge trial in my life. I thought I hit the wall and I wanted to quit. God has given me very clear instructions to stand for my marriage. Papers have been filed and could very well be finalized soon. But I know what God has told me to do and I am want to be obedient. This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. I’ve seen the “wall” on numerous occasions, but I continue to punch through the wall and God is right beside me. I’m not going to q

    • Chrystal October 20, 2014 at 5:18 pm - Reply

      So glad that you were encouraged to do what God has asked you to do. Our obedience to Him is never wasted.

  4. Bev October 20, 2014 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    I’m not going to quit. I am exited to see what God is going to do. Thanks for sharing. God Bless.

  5. Shellye October 20, 2014 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    I sure do miss bible study! This message was so timely because this morning was one of those days where a culmination of things just made me want to throw my hands up and say forget it. I’m so tired. But God. I can’t forget where He brought me from. I can’t forget how He brought me through tougher times than this. So thank you for the wonderful reminder that it’s not over til God says it’s over and that I need to really learn how to stop holding onto things.

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