WORDS TO LIVE BY
Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction and persevere in prayer.
These are truly words to live by and they mean just as much to me today, as they must have in the days they were spoken.
I am thankful for the gifts of hope, endurance and perseverance. Because of them I have reason to be JOY filled every day.
Endurance is the patience which never gives up hope, never yields to despair or hatred. Patience is long suffering because it looks beyond the present difficulties and trials and sees the reward which comes to those who persevere with hope
If I am having trouble being patient, it is a clue I have moved away from being kind and loving. I should never allow schedules, activities, or demands to convince me I have too little time to be the loving person I should and could be.
Nothing ever remains the same and it’s good to remember that - This too shall pass.
Just about the time I’m ready to give up all hope, I find changes happening all around me. Sometimes the waiting seems to go on and on forever, but our dear Lord has no problems, only plans. All is in control, even when we think we are living in utter chaos.
As 2013 draws to a close, it’s time for me to renew my perspective about my life and rejoice in each day.