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“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…

“And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD” (Psalm 119:90 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible).

Nothing about God ever changes! Day after day; generation to generation; He remains steadfast. His enduring qualities are often in stark contrast to my character. I seem to change my thoughts, attitudes and moods as often as the wind changes direction. How I need God’s example of stability!

Prayer:
Lord Jesus, Thank You for being the Solid Rock that I can build my life upon. My world is constantly shifting with changes and new challenges to face every day. I need the constant of Your love as a reference point in my life. Help me be more like You. May my life reflect Your steady endurance. Amen.

Devotion by Julie Long

“But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” James 1:4 We live in a fast-paced world, and technology is constantly coming forth with new inventions to save us time and energy. Recently a new type of pot has been made available which is supposed to cook our meals in a much shorter time. We won’t have to use our micro-wave oven to thaw the meat, just put it in this magic pot, and presto, in a few minutes, dinner is ready. Found this quote recently, “Patience is not the ability to wait,…