"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."
To Persevere is to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly; Uphold and sustain. Sometimes it just seems easier to run from our problem than to face it. Sometimes it seems easier to crumble and fall apart than to stand against it! It sometimes seems easier to live in denial of it rather than face the truth of it…. Sometimes our bad choices lead us into situations that seem unbearable and leave us destitute, hopeless and suffering miserably in our consequences of sin. In these low moments, we must remember it is never too late to begin to make the right choices and begin by calling out to the God who made us and the God who forgives us and sustains us. Friends, this is where our blessing lies. His desire is to bless us with abundant life for life now and eternal life in heaven. We must not succumb to the enemy and his lies through our pain. We must do the right thing! Make the right choices! We must press on, courageous in the glorious victory of our Lord, standing firm on His promise of blessing, and persevering for the Crown of Life that awaits the faithful!