Perseverence.  I love this word.  The last few days I have spent in multiple different hotel rooms.  None of them quite comfortable.  I have lost power, had plans changed repeatedly and quickly by the weather and have otherwise just been discombobulated. I am sitting in an airport now ready to travel to another city.  No hope of seeing my own bed or home until the end of the week.  I have struggled to get my computer connected to the various hotel wi fi’s, but I think I have finally figured out how to blog on my phone!(clearly I am technologically challenged!)

And this is where God led me today:

Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various trials for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  And let perseverance be perfect, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.  But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it.  But he should ask in faith, not doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed about by the wind.  For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord since he is a man of two minds, unstable in all his ways.

James 1:2-8

Just what I needed.


I come to you in complete faith knowing that you will grant me what I need. I recognize that you know what I need better than I do. Provide me with the wisdom and Perseverence to lead the life you have planned for me.

One thought on “Perseverance

  1. Patty – so glad you are back again! I have missed you! And congratulations on figuring out how to blog on your phone! And all the auto corrects worked! My auto corrects don’t work so well and if I were the “blogger”, everyone would probably unsubscribe!

    I too love the word perseverance! I always believe that there is great satisfaction or comfort to follow after persevering through difficult times that make it all worth it.

    Dear Lord,
    I have no doubt in You and know with all my heart that You are the answer to everything. But sometimes I do feel like a wave being tossed around in every which way. I am persevering through the trials that I so much appreciate – AFTER I have muddled through! Sometimes it’s just not clear on what I should do, or maybe HOW I should push through. Lord, I have the faith and trust in you! Please give me the knowledge and wisdom so that I can let my perseverance be perfect, complete, and lack nothing. All I want Lord, is to be pleasing to you!

    The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I lack. In green pastures he makes me lie down; to still waters he leads me; he restores my soul. He guides me along right paths for the sake of his name. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff comfort me. – Psalms 23:1-4
    This is my favorite scripture. It has helped me through some tough times. I think it goes well with James 1:2-8!


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