Patience of Job

James 5:11
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

To endure something means to hold out against; to sustain without impairment of yielding.  To endure means that no matter what trial we are facing…we will stand strong and not give in to the circumstance.  The scripture says those that endure are counted happy, meaning our reward for enduring shall bring us joy.

Further examining the scripture, we are all familiar with Job and the patience he exuded.  Job was inflicted with all sorts of trials and tribulations and yet he never gave up faith.  He continued to trust and believe in God in spite of his circumstances, and because of it he was rewarded with even more than what he had before.  Lesson; when we continue to trust and believe…the reward is indeed great.  God had great compassion and mercy on Job, because Job endured the trials he had to go through and continued to stand. God so desires to reward each and every one of us as he has done for Job…So no matter what trials we are faced with, let us remember Job, and learn from him so that we too may be counted happy for we too have endured!!!

My prayers for today, Lord cause us to be more like Job in his faith.  No matter what trials we may encounter, I pray for the strength for each and every one of us to endure.  We shall not doubt or waiver due to the tribulations that we may often stumble upon, but we shall instead stand, knowing that our Lord word of promise shall be made manifested to those of us who endure to the end; in Jesus name I pray, amen.

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