In this life if we do not learn endurance, every difficulty we face will have the best of us! Its easy when it is someone else going through it. It is easy to be there and give advice. Though when we are going through it, it is much harder to heed our own advice. It is so important that we seek God and His word in difficult times. If God is testing you or God has nothing to do with what you are going through, God promises to use all things for our good! “All things”!

Romans 8:28 [Full Chapter]
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
“his perseverance with the technique illustrates his single-mindedness”

the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.
“she was close to the limit of her endurance”

Perseverance is the mindset to keep going!

Endurance is the ability to keep going!

You cannot persevere without endurance, and you cannot endure without perseverance. Endurance is the preparation to persevere. Our preparation to endure is our knowledge of Gods word. His word is our strength. God says in His word for example, that we learn perseverance through the testing of our faith. The only way our faith can be put into action is if we apply Gods word to our present circumstances and believe, and then walking out what Gods word says. This also produces endurance because as we believe and see the result of His faithfulness we gain endurance for future situations.

Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.

Gods word also tells us not to do it alone. We have the body of Christ for a reason. We are to have the same mindset as each other with encouragement, the same Perseverance towards each other and Christ. Also producing endurance.

1 Corinthians 10:17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.

Romans 15:5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had,

We our to comfort each other, teach each other what we have learned, encouraging each other, to bind together to become stronger.

2 Corinthians 1:6 If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.

2 Corinthians 6:4 Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses;

This is all love focused! Our eyes are set on the prize of Christ Jesus and His example by enduring the cross!

1 Thessalonians 1:3 We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

God bless you on this difficult journey i am happy to serve you in this way. God bless!

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