Staying on Course
James 1:3 ~ The testing of your faith produces endurance
Endurance means staying on course, but endurance is only a word until we deal with a strife torn marriage, or financial crisis, etc. It takes commitment to keep on going when discouragement whispers “give up” and doubt says “it can’t be done.” As a result, endurance takes on a new meaning and becomes your anchor in the storm, your compass in times of confusion, and musters up faith that get’s you up the next hill!
As we are living in troubled times, our nation is so divided right now and there doesn’t seem to be a solution. Consequently, Covid-19 is still taking a toll on our health and economy and frankly our freedom to make our own choices. Thereby doubt and fear whisper again in our ears to just give up. However remember God knows how to get us through any trial and gives us two great promises;
1. His comforting presence – Isaiah 43:2-5
2. The assurance that He won’t permit more pressure than we can handle – 1 Cor. 10:13
Furthermore, there’s another reason to stay the course, being that people are watching us. They see us staying at our post, working hard, keeping the faith, sharing the faith, and continuing to worship together. We are staying the course because He is faithful, the one in who we put our trust.
~ Pastor Turner