Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Persevering Faith

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. (James 1:2-3, NKJV)

The news was life-changing. The family's life would never be the same again. During a routine eye exam, the couple found out one of their girls had a life-threatening disease. The found out later that their other child has this same disease. The prognosis was fatal for both. The couple have lost one of their children-only 36. The time of waiting has now come for the other. During all this, these parents' faith has remained in tact. They've persevered in spite of the devistating turn of events their life has brought them. Today, let me encourage you that whatever you're going through, persevere. Don't give up. Just as God has continually been with this sweet couple, He is also with you. What do you have in your life that you're tempted to throw in the towel? Ladies, be strong. God is with you and will never leave your side.

Father, I lift up each reader. Give her the courage and strength to keep going in the midst of whatever she's going through. Give her peace in her heart that you're able to give like no other. In Jesus name, Amen. 


  1. Thank you, Jamie for this post and your prayer.

  2. Thank you, Jamie. And thank you for your prayers as I head out to Guatemala.

  3. Great post Jamie. Praise God for the promises and presence of God's Spirit when times get tough. Without Him, we would surely throw in the towel...but He remains faithful and will never leave nor forsake us.

  4. Persevere...I love that word. Thanks for a beautiful reminder Jamie girl. Love you!

  5. We're going through the book of James in my Bible study and have just read the first chapter. This verse means so much to me with various trials. God never leaves us. He LEADS us, and this is especially true in the midst of our trials.