Endurance is the KEY

Galatians 5:22 says “but the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, goodness, faith.

Did you not know that Christ was long-suffering when it came to you and me? Long-suffering is self-restraint in the face of provoking, long-suffering does not retaliate or get even when it is provoked.

Scripture is showing us that through long- suffering we learn to endure. How can a person be patient with someone else with their short comings if you and I haven’t learned to endure long-suffering? We can’t. No one wants to endure let alone long-suffering.

When we suffer for just a moment we begin to complain. We don’t understand as to why this has happened to us. Instead of us complaining let’s run to God first and He will give you and I the strength to withstand. Don’t yield to your misfortune for it is only for a short time it’s there to mature and purify you.

Long-suffering builds endurance and what is endure it’s means to put up with to bear and tolerate. In our suffering the last thing we want to do is to tolerate it, but when we look at other things in our lives, we tolerate many things, don’t we? We put up with things which aren’t apart of God’s design for our lives, then the moment God ask us to endure just for a while we fight Him by complaining. What is in your life today that is not a part of God, but you tolerate it anyway?

First, we must understand that suffering is a part of life and that through our suffering we kill off the sinful man. At the end of the suffering we get wisdom. Each time we endure suffering it makes us stronger in our faith. Christ want you and I to be unmovable. That is why Paul said I count it all joy. His joy is not in the pain his joy was in Christ for he knew Christ was going to see him through it and give him what he needed while in his suffering. God gives each of us His grace and mercy to sustain.

May you all have a blessed Friday.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Keith Haney says:

    Excellent post. Jesus patience with us is something often overlooked.

  2. Desiray says:

    You are so right. And I will be the first to say. I have been guilty of it myself.

  3. Desiray says:

    Fay, thank you for your comment. Had it not been for His grace and mercy I don’t know what or where I would be.

    Have a blessed day.

  4. Thank you for this reading. May God continue to bless us all with his grace and mercy!

  5. You will never know how much this blessed me. I have had so much rejection because of the things I have gone through. Others would rather think I was suffering because of my sin instead of it being God’s will for me. Your words are truly like rain pouring down from above! Thank you so much.

  6. desirayl says:

    TThat blesses me that you were blessed by the devotion. When I wrote this, it came from a place where I was experiencing some of my own trials.
    During that time God was speaking to me about longsuffering for I had been going through this period where it just seemed as if I was not getting a break-through.
    Anytime I experience long-suffering I know that endurance is the key. I am so glad that you had the time to read it. We serve an amazing God. He is always with us. 🧡

  7. YES He is so good! Usually when I talk about suffering people back away. If you share in His suffering you share in His glory. You have to take the bad with the good. That is what marriage is all about. We are called to be His bride. The more I hear from you, the more I see how genuine you are. Thank you Jesus!

  8. desirayl says:

    That is what scripture says. If we share in His suffering we will share in His Glory.

    I appreciate your kind words. What you see is the God in me. Without Him I am nothing.

    He gets all the glory, for He has changed me from inside to out.

    Have a bless day Wendy. ❤😇🙏

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