We’re never promised that life would be easy or comfortable, just abundant. Sometimes life is messy and hard. Whether they are things we’ve gone through, are going through, or will go through, sometimes we’re faced with difficult times and in the midst of them, it feels like we will not survive. Whether it’s a death, loss, grief, a transition, illness, heartache, or helping someone else through their tough times, the Bible fully equips us with examples of endurance and encouragement to persevere and push through.
Romans 8:18 says, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” And Philippians 1:6 says, “And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Christ Jesus.” We do and will suffer, but there is glory to come! God has started something (or did or will) in us, in you, that He wants to finish and has a plan!
We must embrace and not erase. We must persevere and push through. (Don’t you love it when we use rhymes, alliteration, and acronyms?? :)) We must endure! We’re not expected to do it alone and we don’t have to. Godly friends and a support system can make all the difference. What glory has been revealed in you? How can you see God using the things you’ve had to endure? How can God use your perseverance in the lives around you? Take time to reflect on these things and record it (write it, type it, blog it, tweet it, paint it, sew it, whatever YOU do). Be aware of how God is and can use you through your endurance and trust in Him.
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