Have you known people who seem to be able to overcome the hardest obstacles? Have you ever wondered how they could still stand under such pressure? Do you, on the other hand, crumble under the smallest trial? What is the secret to enduring?
Times of trial serve to sift Christians. Those who are not anchored in the Lord turn to fair-weather Christians. Those who are already fair-weather Christians begin to backslide. Those who are already backsliding sin even more. A lack of endurance pushes people further away from God. However, endurance is the evidence of those who are devoted to God.
Those who endure are not easily blown away, tossed and driven. They stand firm and are alert to temptations, resistant to pressure, and vigilant when facing the most trying times.
The secret to enduring is really no secret at all.
- It is trusting God in all circumstances.
- It is being obedient to every command in His Word.
Trust God to give you patience to endure even the small trials you face daily.
Obey God even when obedience is unattractive, unpopular or misunderstood.
Let this encourage God’s people to endure patiently every trial and persecution, for they are his saints who remain firm to the end in obedience to his commands and trust in Jesus. (Revelation 14:12)