Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]….
— 1 Corinthians 13:7-8 (AMPC)
There may be times in our lives when God allows us to go through serious difficulties to enable us to eventually minister to and comfort others who are suffering. If this is what God permits in our lives, then we can be assured we are able to handle it because He promises never to allow us to go through more than we can bear.
It may feel as if we’re never going to overcome the challenges we’re facing, but if we look back at the lives of believers in past centuries, we see that God gave them the strength to overcome the “impossible.” Let’s remember how David faced Goliath and take joy in defeating obstacles rather than letting them defeat us.
Prayer Starter: Father, with Your help, I believe I can do whatever I need to do in life—no matter how tough—because Christ lives in me. Thank You Jesus.