Perseverance

James 1:12 “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

Not blessed is the man who has trials — blessed or looked upon with favor am I when I persevere under trial.  When I just keep  faithfully going even when the going is tough, even when there is no end in sight to the desert.

Look what is at the end.  Standing the test — I will see that God was faithful; He brought me through; He didn’t forsake me.  Lord, I love you — not because of the gifts you give me, but because You are there.  You don’t leave when it gets tough.  You don’t put me in trials just to see me suffer.  You show me that I can trust You; You will be there.  I can keep going because I”m not alone.  And You will be there at the end, with open arms, saying, “come to me, my beloved child.  Enter into my rest.”

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