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ENDURANCE DURING HARDSHIP

Bible Text: "Dear brothers and sisters, we can’t help but thank God for you, because your faith is flourishing and your love for one another is growing. We proudly tell God’s other churches about your endurance and faithfulness in all the persecutions and hardships you are suffering." 2 Thessalonians 1:3-4

Life has you moving faster than a speeding bullet lately, hasn't it? You've barely had time to catch your breath, remember endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes. With faith and obedience practiced long enough, the Holy Ghost becomes a constant companion, our natures change, and endurance becomes certain.

The ideas of an age are most abundant where they are not crowded by original ideas. The more you learn what to do with yourself, and the more you do for others, the more you will learn to enjoy the abundant life.
This faith and love, thriving in the midst of persecutions and tribulations, made Paul boast of the Thessalonians to other churches. How to get growing and develops strong faith: “Do all you can, and then do a little more; and when you can do that, then do a little more than you can. Always have something in hand that is greater than your present capacity. Grow up to it, and when you have grown up to it, grow more.”

As it had been said before “Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.”

Prayer:  Father, help me to trust you in the midst of these difficult circumstances.

Remember: "God is our shelter and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken and mountains fall into the ocean depths;even if the seas roar and rage, and the hills are shaken by the violence.” Psalm 46: 1-3

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