Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation. Be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12
These simple words really anchor a person in the midst of the storms. Have you heard the saying, “Practice what you preach”?
I find myself practicing these very things daily. Now, be mindful, some days are trickier than others and “the only easy day was yesterday.”
I say “practice,” because each day, in each situation, each set of conditions and circumstances we experience change and change happens constantly, which demands a constant and consistent character.
When someone shares a hope they have or shares their feelings of anxiety or fear as they go through a series of trials and tribulations, we can support each other so we don’t lose hope, lose patience or even lose confidence in prayer.
Each one of us have experienced victory at some point. We’ve lived through trials and tribulations. We’ve seen our hopes realized and those who put their hopes in these simple words of faith become a beacon of hope to others.
If you’re like me, I once thought these were three separate things. But I have lived long enough to realize that it is actually one thing, a way of life, a way of faith, a life of hope.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves, a cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
Hope, patience and prayer — a cord not easily broken! Let us stand in the faith, strong and unbroken.