Day 12 Patience and Hope

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
ROMANS 5:3–4
It is easy to say, “Don’t worry.” But to actually do that requires experience with the faithfulness of God. When we trust God and then see and experience His faithfulness our lives, it gives us great confidence to live without worry, fear, and anxiety.
That’s why it is so important to continue to have faith and trust in God in the very midst of trials and tribulations. With God’s help, we can steadfastly resist the temptation to give up and quit when the going gets rough. God uses those hard, trying times to build in us patience, endurance, and character that will eventually produce the habit of joyful and confident hope.

If you are in a battle right now, you can let it make you stronger! Always remember that when you are in a battle, you are gaining valuable experience that will benefit you in the future.

Help me God that I will more easily trust You when difficulty comes, and I will be able to testify to others regarding the goodness and faithfulness of God. Help me Lord to make the right decision that will bring me into a deeper level of spiritual maturity.

Habakkuk 3:18
yet I will exult in the LORD; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation!

Matthew 5:12
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets before you.

Luke 21:19
By your patient endurance you will gain your souls.