It isn't easy to be a joyful person. Not when things aren't working out our way. Not when all that we have is hope that things will one day work out. But the Bible tells us to be joyful.
It's not easy to be patient, either. Especially not when things are hard. Not when we are in the midst of the struggle. But the Bible tells us to be patient.
The Bible also tells us to be faithful in prayer.
It's not easy to be joyful or patient. But we can be both of those things when we are faithful in prayer and trusting in him. He will give us the strength to make it through anything.
By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken