THOUGHT: History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
CHALLENGE: "The trials and tribulations leading up to Jesus' death and resurrection are perfect examples of encountering and overcoming obstacles. Let His example give you the courage and strength to overcome the obstacles in your life. If you need help, God is just a prayer away."
REFERENCE: "Later, knowing that all was now completed and so that scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said I am thirsty."