Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
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Rejoice in Hope, only Christians have true hope. We have an eternal hope. Non-christians place their hope in things that are temporary. Things that fail. Our hope is in Christ, He never fails.
Be patient in tribulation, all trials and tribulations are temporary. God's love for us is eternal. Whatever we may be facing in this life is just temporary, it will pass.
Be constant in prayer, because that is where we find our strength to go on. That is where we find our hope. That is where we find the patience to endure whatever we are going through.
When we do these three things we will be able to stay strong and resist the devil.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 ESV
© 2012 Leo J. Woodman