You don't hear the term "Gut Check" very often any more. We hear a lot about "resilience" and "grit" and even "coping", but "gut check" tends to denote the "old school male dominated jock mentality" that is no longer look upon fondly. However, there is some value in "gut checks". A test a trial, a hardship, a moment in time when our courage and "metal" are questioned. We need resilience and grit and coping but we also need some guts and that courage comes from God and the ability He has given us.
Lord, thanks for the gut checks and help me to respond appropriately.