“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish”. – John Quincy Adams.
- Hebrews 10:36- You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God you will receive what He has promised.
- Hebrews 11:27- By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger, he persevered because he saw Him who is invisible.
- James 5:11- As you know we count those blessed that have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
- James 1:12- Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
Every day brings its own problems (temptation, greed, lust, agony, pride) the list goes on and on. There is hope however! We can choose, like Job and Moses, to persevere and overcome whatever the problem is that life has thrown at us today. Persevering today will reap us benefits tomorrow. Be strong, be courageous, do not fear, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. God has said that He will never give us more than we can handle, and those that persevere He has promised the crown of life. Today you can persevere!
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