Sunday, May 30, 2010

Endurance

"...we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us." Romans 5:4-5

Endurance. We need it to keep us going. We need it to achieve our goal. And we need it be able to get us through hardship.


Endurance. It is not only for the body to be able to sustain hard work. It is not only for the heart to be able to take heartache. It is not only for the mind to be able to hold up to one's belief.


Endurance. It is also for the spirit to be able to keep the faith in spite of disbelief. It is for the spirit to be able to draw up hopes in spite of discouragement. And it is for the spirit to be able to mold a strong character that will help hope and faith to live and thrive.


Faith and hope are not just inherent to our character as a human being. They are gifts that can help nurture one's spirit that can easily fade away or weaken through sufferings and trials. They are secret weapons that can help one make better judgment and choices. And they are life lines that one needs that will lead him to live life to the fullest.



8 comments:

rainfield61 said...

Endurance is a must in order to see us sailing safely in our journey.

betchai said...

so much beauty in brown, again, wonderful words to live us by, Ruthi.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Ruthi, thank you! This is awesome. I love your chosen verse and how you expounded on it!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Ruthi, a beautiful expression of hope through photos and verse. I really enjoyed this profound message you have displayed

Ruthi said...

@Rainfield... Yes, I agree. We need it to have a safe journey through life.

Ruthi said...

@Betchai... thank you my friend... as always.

Ruthi said...

@Judy... you are welcome. Thank you too for always visiting my site.

Ruthi said...

@Poetic Shutterbug...inspirations come natural from experiences and people like you. Thanks for visiting.

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