Sometimes, you can prepare so well for something, and still have everything seem to work against you. It’s a reality of life that we don’t have much control over a lot of things, and we must find strength to keep running the race. Thankfully, we don’t have to stumble around in the dark. We’ve been given a Manual for Life, the only light that you need when you feel like giving up. If you are finding yourself in the thick of things and it’s getting harder to keep going, take a breath and fill your cup with these Bible verses about endurance.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
When you are walking in the will of God, nothing you do is without purpose. Even if you can’t seem to see the big picture, remember that God has orchestrated every moment of your life. You are where you need to be, and God can always meet you where you are. The harvest is coming at God’s perfect time, so don’t give up.
“I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.”
Here is one of the most powerful scriptures about endurance and perseverance; a reminder that the Holy Spirit is within us. If we are relying only on our human abilities, we will be walking headfirst into our limitations. That’s why it’s the most beautiful thing to know that we aren’t doing it on our own. Ask faithfully for whatever you need and remember that your source of strength is infinite- God never runs out, and He never changes.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
Trials and hardships are a guarantee in this world, but you don’t need to lose hope or despair because of them. Nothing here is permanent, and that includes the hardships that you may be facing today. So when this world is bringing you down, or you feel like you’re not making a difference at all, remember to see things from an eternal perspective. Even if it doesn’t look like you’re achieving according to the world’s standards, when you are on the path that God put you on, your purpose is always higher ground.
It’s okay to feel tired, and it’s okay to need to rest. That’s the time when you can recalibrate and make sure that you are still aligned with the will of the Lord. So rest, pray, sing, and cry out to Jesus. When you keep your eyes on Him, you won’t lose sight of what is important. After you rest, take up your cross again, and keep walking towards eternity, renewed by the strength made available to you by the love of God.