• Perseverance. Choose to persevere through the challenges you face. Count on God's promise to give you hope—now and future. Let that hope sustain you through the rough-and-tumble of real life.

    Perseverance in the Rough-and-Tumble of Life

    Look around you. Something is going on somewhere in your country, your town, your neighborhood or your family that’s got someone upset, nervous, or in panic mode—maybe even you. Cancer. Disaster. Job loss. Death. Enemy attack. For those of us who like to plan and control our environment so that our loved ones (and ourselves) can rest, relax, and be productive, these interruptions to life are very hard to bear. So, we try to escape to something that makes it go away for a while—a feel-good movie, book, or a retreat. But, then we get back to the rough-and-tumble of real life and find that whatever is stressing us is…