Perseverance

James 5:11

11 Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord–that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful. 

Through all that we go through God is there for us.  The good times He is there.  The tough times He is there.  When we think He is not there He is there.  Job had lots of questions and went through so many circumstances, but he persevered.  Everything we go through has a purpose.  Whether we are to endure with patience, grow our faith, draw closer in prayer, we can always know we have a loving Father there for us.  We can know we have a loving Savior in Jesus that has endured all things and conquered all things.

His passion for us in going to the cross is indescribable.  His mercy is beyond our comprehension.  His love for us is shown to us by His going to the cross for us.  You can endure when you keep your eyes on Him.  His love endures forever.  Pain can lead to prayers, sorrow can lead to joy, emptiness can be filled with His love, and know that His empty tomb shows us His victory for us.  So keep your eyes on the cross and not your circumstance and know that God loves you and is always there for you.

Prayer:

Abba Father:

We thank You for Your love, mercy and grace.  Thank You for hearing our prayers and may You always get all the glory.

Amen.