World War II books have been at the top of my library stack lately. The most recent one was a biography of a woman who served as a spy in France. I marveled at how many years she spent behind enemy lines, needing to make the most of each opportunity. She endured much to achieve her objectives.
In our Christian life, we do not labor our own strength – God provides it! Yet He wants us to grow in perseverance and faith. Here are 5 Bible verses about perseverance through hard times.
Romans 15:4 ESV “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”
Colossians 1:11 ESV “Being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy.”
1 Chronicles 16:11 NASB “Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually.”
1 Timothy 6:11 NASB “But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.”
Romans 5:3-4 NIV “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
Let us continue to persevere through life’s challenges and find our hope in Him! May you find hope in these Bible verses about perseverance.