credit: Michelle Meiklejohn
As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. ~ James 5:11
Perseverance is sometimes very hard. Job's perseverance certainly wasn't easy. But I'm sure the reward was beyond anything he ever imagined. And the good news is that while we are in this hard place that requires perseverance we are never alone. He is always right there, walking the road with us. And, because the Lord is full of compassion and mercy, the long walk will always be worth the effort.
So if You are in a hard place right now, if the road seems long and you are weary, don't give up. Your reward is coming because He loves you and will see you through to the other side. And it will be well worth the effort!