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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

I don't know about you, but it is hard for me to appreciate our need to go through trials. Trials in life are hard to tolerate and endure! This is especially true when we are in the middle of them and see no end in sight. But as believers in Jesus, we have vital spiritual reasons to persevere under trials. One of the best reasons to hang onto our faith and spiritual passion when things are tough is God's promise to give us the crown of life that can't be taken away from us. I want to stand the test and receive the crown, don't you? So, let's persevere under trials!

My Prayer...

Gracious God, thank you for promising me the victor's crown of life. Please empower me to persevere through trials with the strength of your Holy Spirit to encourage, strengthen, and comfort me. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to [email protected].

Today's Verse Illustrated

Inspirational illustration of James 1:12