Endurance

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. – James 1:2-4

I cannot think of better scripture to explain what I am specifically going through now.

Endurance – υπομονή (G5281) noun – in the NT the characteristic of a man who is not swerved from his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith and piety by even the greatest trials and sufferings

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Endure – υπομένω (G5278) verb – to remain, to tarry behind, not recede or flee
to persevere: under misfortunes and trials to hold fast to one’s faith in Christ
to endure, bear bravely and calmly: ill treatments

Imagine being on the front line of the fiercest battle. Coming head to head with the darkest of foes. With your feet firmly on solid ground, you brace the impact, wave after wave. You are fortified with the Armor of God with the Word in hand. This battle is not of flesh and blood, but of spirit.

At peace you withstand the turmoils, you praise God, and your trust grows deeper and deeper in Him.

Faith in Christ is assurance of salvation, provision, and eternity, the things hoped for.

Resting in Him, Trusting in Him amongst trials and uncertain circumstances places your feet in a more fortified stance.

Endurance is not produced by focusing on the here and now, but by keeping your eyes focused on Christ.

To not look for the most convenient path, but to wait on Him and His leading.

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