“Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”
Romans 5:3-5 NIV
When the world knocks you down, don’t stay down. Get up, stand up for your faith. God has told us we will be persecuted for following Jesus. We should expect it…don’t quit praying, don’t quit sharing and trusting in the Lord. He is working even when we can’t see it. Be strong and courageous and push on…we know that Jesus Christ has already won victory for us. Perseverance is about letting your faith be greater than your fear!
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
James 1:2-4 NIV
(This photo was taken in October of 2018 standing on one of the Bridges of Madison County near Winterset, Iowa)