Whenever I think about persistence I think of Job in the Old Testament. Satan destroyed everything Job had, taking his family and trying to take his faith. But Job didn’t give up; he didn’t quit. For one year, Satan continued to attack Job, taking his home and business, even his health.
Through trial after trial, Job remained steadfast.
All that persistence was followed by God’s promise. God never left Job, and in the end, he completely delivered Job from his trouble. In fact, God gave Job twice as much as he had before his troubles.
Twice as much. That’s the kind of God we serve: the God who keeps a record of the wrongs and personal loses we have endured and gives us double for our trouble–double peace, double joy, double strength, double friends, double ideas. For Kevin and me, even double children–twins!
God richly rewarded Job, whom he loved, and whom the Bible tells of in this way: “You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about&hellip the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.”
Persistent faith, persistent prayers, and persistent gratefulness prepare you for God’s promises. The Bible says that it is through faith and patience that we inherit those promises.
Excerpt from You Are Made For More!