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Strive for Patient Endurance

The ability to persevere through a trial only comes from God. He will provide the strength to overcome. And through his spirit, we have the power of longsuffering. Dark days become light, tidal waves become calm waters, and our belief in God never leaving us or forsaking us supplies us with patient endurance that ultimately quiets us. The Apostle John in the Book of Revelation mentions how God will protect the church during tribulation:

“Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.” (Revelation 3:10)

Having patience is waiting, waiting on God, and waiting on his promises for deliverance. If the fiery trial (1 Peter 4:12) is temptation, God will provide a way of escape, for he will not allow us to be tempted beyond our ability (1 Corinthians 10:13). When we fix our eyes on him, his mind will lead us to have the endurance to continue in our righteous walk. No one can take that away from us. Our times of sorrow are opportunities for God to perfect us in the image of his glory. Once we accept Christ Jesus as our savior, the unbearable becomes bearable because no one has suffered more than his son has.

Therefore, let us strive for patient endurance, giving to God the glory for being the creator of all things, the sustainer of all things, and the God Almighty of all things.


Jack Flacco is an author and the founder of Looking to God Ministries, an organization dedicated to spreading the Word of God through outreach programs, literature and preaching.

7 thoughts on “Strive for Patient Endurance

  1. Amen and thank you for sharing this post.

    Waiting patiently on the Lord especially during times of suffering is an awesome witness.

    When He responds, others see the reality of God, His faithfulness, and the wisdom of our commitment. In addition, our own faith is strengthened.

  2. Truth when you write — ‘When we fix our eyes on Him, His mind will lead us to have the endurance to continue in our righteous walk.’ Jesus gives us His Spirit so we can be better than we have to be, talking and living like Jesus.

  3. Amen! Thank you Jack for this encouraging post on how to be patient while going through our trials. I believe a lot of people do not realize when suffering or walking through a trial is that God is trying to work something in and out of the person, in order to perfect the person.

    1. That is so true, Carla. We may not see what God is working out, but of the thousand permutations and events he considers, all of it is for the good of everyone, including us!

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