"And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." Colossians 1:9-14
We all face trials and situations which seem like, at the time, they will never end. We pray in earnest for resolution and it seems elusive.
We can be in a struggle to survive, calling out to God and wondering if he is there. Soul Friend, you can know that he is there, he is listening and he is working.
God is working in the midst of the storm. He is healing. He is cleansing. He is protecting. He is loving. He is delivering.
If today finds you in the midst of a battle, my prayer for you is this: endurance.
Our one true source of strength during these trials is God himself. And the best avenue to tap into God's strength is through His Word.
So here are 7 scriptures I pray will lift and support as you rely on God's strength for endurance.
Being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might as that you may have great endurance and patience…
Let us not loose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary. So lets not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord Jesus. Remember the great reward it brings you. Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God's will. Then you will receive all that He has promised.
..let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus.
We never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our inner strength in the Lord is growing every day. These troubles and sufferings of ours are, after all, quite small and won't last long. Yet this short time of distress will result in God's richest blessing upon us forever and ever.
II Corinthians 4:16-17
For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.
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Jana Kennedy Spicer is a born and raised Texas girl who has a heart for studying God’s Word and is passionate about encouraging women to do the same. She is the author of Let Your Light Shine: Being a Light in a Dark World; Praying For Revival; Inspiring Women: Who They Are and How To Be One and Gracious Words: Speaking with Kindness and Mercy; and the illustrator of the scripture based Garden of Life Coloring Book and Coloring the Scriptures.