Faith is the victory that overcomes the world – but often it seems as through the victory just isn’t there. Consider it joy at those times – the testing of your faith produces patience, which, when it has its perfect work, makes us perfect.
“Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.” (Hebrews 2:1). I need to give earnest heed to the things I have heard – lest at any time I should let them slip. Things slip without me noticing.
“O Cross that liftest up my head, I dare not ask to hide from thee. I lay in dust life’s glory dead, and from the ground there blossoms red life that shall endless be.”