Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Knowing there is hope for your situation will build your faith in God and on the other side of that, having faith in God that He will always do what is right will give you hope for whatever you are facing today or in the future!
Do you ever feel as though you just keep either facing the same struggle over and over or you seem to just be going from one struggle to the next without being able to catch your breath? Romans 5:3-5, “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” There is a reason for the struggles we face and sometimes the only reason may be to help us grow and trust Him more. God will give you everything you need for your struggle but you need to hold on to Him and trust Him to guide you.
You would think that being “constant in prayer” would be the easy thing to do but it is amazing how many times we spend more time focused on complaining than we do praying. We need to pour our hearts out to God and we need to ask Him for the strength and love we need to endure and to be all He has called us to be. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” It is God’s will for us to learn to pray continuously and to rejoice always because of who He is and trust Him with our circumstances. Don’t allow your circumstances become bigger than your God. Hold on to your faith in Him and ask Him for the endurance you need to get to the other side.
“It’s in the struggle itself that you define yourself.” Pat Buchanan