“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience:” (Ephesians 5:3).
During our lifetime, we will face tribulation. We don’t like it, but it does make us stronger.
You may have heard the saying, “Don’t pray for patience, it brings tribulation!” In order to have patience or perseverance, we need tribulation. When we persevere, we continue despite all the difficulties we are going through. The more patience we have, the more steadfast we become.
God allows tribulation in our lives to develop our trust in Him. When we get to a place where we want to give up; our endurance is put to the test.
“Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory” (Ephesians 3:13).
Being steadfast means that no matter what comes our way, we will not be swayed. We rely on God for everything. We realize that He will bring us through the tribulation if we keep our focus on Him. It doesn’t make the tribulation go away, but it is reassuring to know that God is in control and that the tribulation won’t last.
Prayer: Lord, help me to endure through this tribulation. I know that You are working it is for my good. Teach me to stay steadfast in You! Amen.