Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12
In life we all go through different challenging stuff. Sometimes we can find ourselves in situations where we feel like we cannot go on. Your work load might seem just too much to cope with, it could also be that your family or job situation seems impossible right now, a struggle with sin or a promise from God that seems to not be coming to pass. The temptation can be to doubt, question God, duck out and run away from stuff when these sort of issues surround our lives.
But today’s verse talks about how we can be blessed by God for persevering under trial (in tough times). It’s important as followers of Jesus to stick at things, when the going gets tough. The worse thing we can do is give up, back down or run away from our situation or relationship with God and others. We have to learn to stick at things. This isn’t always easy but you can ask God to help you where you’re at, He will give you strength to stick at the tough stuff you go through.
Cube Challenge: Whatever you’re facing that’s tough right now, just ‘hand it over’ to God. Spend some time alone with Him today and ask Him to give you strength to stick at stuff and continue to move forward in the middle of the difficult stuff you face.