The book of Job, chapter 6, beginning at verse 8. “Oh that I might have my request, that God would grant me the thing that I long for, that it would please God to crush me, that he would loose his hand and cut me off; then I would still have comfort.” Jesus once spoke of a coming time when even the most resolute among us would begin to lose heart.
It’s highly possible that we are in the beginning of those days, when those who truly love God will begin to suffer. In the midst of his suffering, Job wanted out. He failed to understand that his perseverance under trial would encourage multitudes for thousands of years. In the days ahead many will be watching you, hold fast. The perseverance of your faith in times of difficulty is a precious gift for those who will soon be at the end of their strength. It’s time to pray.