Are you going through difficult times right now? Sometimes God allows struggles to come into our life to test us.
Bear your trials with submission to the will of God…. We need to have confidence that God will do what He says He will.
Sometimes we do what God says and we look around and the people that are doing bad things seem a lot more happy and content than we are… or the promised blessings don’t come immediately.
But, remember… this life is a test, and we have to pass it. We have to do God’s will and then not abandon it immediately if something else looks temporarily more fun.
Patience is part of the package… just like a child, when his parents teach him to read and write and walk and talk… and he can’t do things exactly like a grown-up immediately.
Learning takes time, and so do the blessings of God. He is mindful of us always, wanting to reward us for the smallest efforts… but He needs to give us things at the right time, and in the right way… and HE knows the timing best… we don’t.
So, do good… and trust God. He will give us the desires of our hearts, and bless us beyond imagining… if we can be patient and remember who we are for a little while.
Patient endurance is a fruit of faith. It enables you to stand firm amid the storms of life.
A transitory endurance of one or two or three brief trials would not prove the individual to have an established character for righteousness; but a patient, cheerful, endurance even unto death would be necessary to demonstrate such a character.
Patient endurance is the final test of character. This may be hard at times; but His grace will be sufficient.