James 5:8 …be patient and stand firm…

The onslaught of trouble can cause a quitters attitude in you. It can cause you to forget the Lord is near which will cause bitterness and cynicism that leads you to all forms of sin.

Be patient. How? It means keep loving after punched in the face. It means give yourself away when you have been robbed. Be maligned and speak blessing to your accuser. Trust Jesus and do what is right.

Stand firm as the devil tempts you to take it in to your own hands. He says give them what they deserve but you yield to the Lord. You bless the curse. Satan taunts you in your mind and you often tend to agree. But defy him. Send him to Hell with your submission to the Lord. Hug that abuser and see the Accuser melt like wax.

Take every thought captive and into submission to the Lord!


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