There are lots of reasons to give up, but there are greater reasons to finish strong. (Sheri Rose Shepherd)
A prayer for endurance …..
Don’t be afraid when your faith is tested. When you feel as if you’re in the middle of a raging fire, you may fear that you’ll never get out. When you cry out to Me and the blaze continues to burn, you may even wonder if you can continue to trust Me. Never forget that you are not alone; I am with you always. If you feel to weak to keep fighting for your faith, stand firm in what you know to be right and true. I will enable you to persevere, and you will be stronger and more secure in your faith once the flames die down. You will find yourself closer to Me once you’ve been purified by the fire. This too shall pass, and you will be standing when it does!
Your Lord, the source of your endurance
(taken from His Treasure: Gems of Love from Your King by Sheri Rose Shepherd, page 168)
“May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ.” (2 Thessalonians 3:5, NLT)