Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12
“When will these hard times ever end, Lord?” Do you find yourself praying again and again to be relieved of the challenges of life? You might be struggling through grief, engaged in conflict with someone, giving up an addiction, or just trying to make it through each day without collapsing from exhaustion. Life presents a lot of testing and temptation.
God doesn’t promise an easy life. He does, however, promise a great reward to those who will endure the trials. Strength doesn’t have to look like you have it all together when things are hard. It means that you have been patient through the struggle and that you have continued to love and trust God. The crown of life is your future hope. One day you will receive God’s eternal kingdom, and your troubles will have been worth standing through. Remain steadfast; your reward is coming.