Perseverance to weather the storms

We all face storms in life, it is something that we have to accept. We can choose how to respond to those storms. We could just choose to hide away from them until they’re gone… or we could choose to face them head on and walk on through.

If we choose to face them head on then we are going to need to be prepared. Recently I’ve needed to make sure I’ve had decent boots, a coat, hat and hood to face the physical weather, and it is the same in our metaphorical storms as well. To be prepared, but also to know we are not alone. When paul wrote to the Church in Rome he said

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

Facing the storms with God, and with hope, patience and faithfulness in prayer. Storms are not easy to travel through, they take perseverance but they are a necessary part of the journey.

Although we could see life as one long journey, if we see each day as a journey of its own, with its own forecast, then that can make things easier.

Our thought for the week comes from Walter Elliott who says

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other”

If you face each day as a new race with faith, hope, prayer you will be amazed at what you can achieve over a month, a year, a lifetime.

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