Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. – James 2:2-4
Life is hard. Whatever it is that you’re going through, I want you to know that you and God are going to get through this. I want you to know that you have the gift of God inside of you, and you are going to persevere. No matter how rotten you feel right now, how blue you feel, how depressed you feel, know that joy is coming, that great things are coming, and that God is going to lift you up and that your best days are ahead. You and God are gonna get through this. Your future is very, very bright, and that is from the Lord.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank you being there with me every day through every trial. Please help me to persevere and always find joy. Amen.
REFLECTION: Reflect on how God is helping you persevere through the current trials in your life.