“The testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
James 1:3-4 (NIV)
When we can’t, God is able. This is the mystery. There is something about God’s timing. Just when you think you can’t make it one more step, He gives you the strength. Just when you can’t understand He gives wisdom. Paul tells us to, put on the full armor of God and stand our ground, and after we have done everything to stand, then we still stand firm! But how? How can we persevere? How can we stand when everything around us is sinking? James tells us how. He finishes today’s verse by writing, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” God gives the wisdom we need. He provides the strength. He provides the ability to hang on. Our perseverance finishes its work, helping us mature in Christ. That is why Paul writes in his own testimony, “When I am weak, then I am strong.” Today, might the same be true for you.
Father, help me today to persevere. Help me hang on. Give me the wisdom I need so even in my weakness I can be strong in You. Thank You Father.
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