"Blessed is the one 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" (James 1:12).
What that means is that we have to stand no matter what, because in the end we will win. And we have to persevere, which means we have to carry on and keep on keeping on no matter what. We have to continue on despite any struggles and any hard times we've gone through or are going through now. Do you know challenges are to strengthen us? Yes, the Lord uses our pain for gain. So we cannot, will not, and must not give up. We have to push on and stay the course, because brighter days are coming, which gives us reason to be glad and rejoice in today. The good news is that we have a choice to look towards the light, Jesus. We can draw on His energy and He will recharge us continuously. When we draw on Him, there's nothing He can't do for us and through us, so we must persevere.
I come to encourage you to be strong, be courageous, and stay with what the Lord has for your life, which is much. You're not reading this blog post and listening to this episode for nothing. These words mean something. The Lord is meeting you today, so continue to stand and persevere. You're going to make it.
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