2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. (Romans 5:2-5, ESV)
For centuries Christians have been persecuted for their faith. But they have endured almost 2000 years. As we look at our forefathers and consider their suffering, surely we can endure the trials we encounter. Most of ours are small in comparison.
Prayer: Lord, give me strength and endurance for your glory.