Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post below.
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do" (James 1:2-8).
All of that means, that as we persevere and stay in close contact with God, He will ensure we finish what we started. Some synonyms for persevere are: press on; endure, hold on, stand firm, maintain, be determined, carry on, stay the course, and the list goes on. This is the deal: Hang tough despite anything you've gone through, you're going through now, or you will go through. James 1 is proof that when we persevere we will become more mature and complete not lacking anything, because God gives generously, right? Well then, we have to continue to believe what God's Word says and apply His power to our life on purpose. James 1:12 says, "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." Persevere.
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