Have you ever felt like you do not understand why your trials seem to continue on and on?
Wondering if somehow you miss God?
What do you do when your dreams, your plans and
your hopes blow up in your face?
Who do you blame when everything in the Bible gave you hope but, then, all was destroyed? How do you refrain from being angry, bitter and blaming God in situations like this?If we are honest with ourselves all of us at one time or another, have felt like ‘giving up.’ Paul expresses it perfectly in 2 Corinthians 1:8 when he says that he "despaired of life itself." What did he do? How did he persevere?
Most of us talk very openly about the need to "be like Christ" and to have His characteristics of Love, joy, peace, but what about the fruit of longsuffering—the determination never to give up? God promises us that He will strengthen us; help us and uphold us.
(Isaiah 41:10) "Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand."
The question is: How do we do our part? How do we, like Paul, patiently endure our trials by never giving up? That’s what this book is all about.