James 1:12 AMP: 12 Blessed [happy, spiritually prosperous, favored by God] is the man who is steadfast under trial and perseveres when tempted; for when he has passed the test and been approved, he will receive the [victor’s] crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 

Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines ENDURANCE as “the ability to withstand hardship or adversity”. There is also a saying that “only the fittest will survive” this race called LIFE. I wish I could tell you that life is a bed of roses but it isn’t. Life throws so much at us and sometimes it can even feel like you’re drowning. Here’s the good news about the trials and temptations we face in life: they build us up and take us to the next level if we are able to stand and overcome them. Trials increase our capacity for life and give us stamina to withstand. It grows us and we gain wisdom through them. 

If you are currently experiencing any trial of any kind, if you feel like you can’t go on any longer, let this scripture press deeply on your heart. Have faith and stand firm and you will see the victory of the Lord. There’s a crown of life at the end of it so I pray that the Holy Spirit will give you the strength to make it through this season. AMEN!


Lady Abena