My Grace-Full Life

6.11.17 Prayer Prompt: Endurance 

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever wondered how a flower grows through concrete?
What an incredible example of tenacity and endurance!
Often, life throws challenges at us that may make us feel we are being overwhelmed.
The question is – how do we grow and persevere even among the roughest terrain, especially when we are challenged at every turn?
How do we grow through the hard situations without becoming hardened ourselves?
The lesson is found in the flower itself!
The flower will get nowhere if, like its surroundings, it turns to stone.
It has to stay soft in order to grow through the hardness of concrete.
Lest you think my analogy means we have to cave to our situations or be doormats, that’s not what I’m saying.
The softness that enables us to grow is the love we have from and through Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:3-5 says, “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
Today, as you pray, ask God to give you the strength to love, even through the hard times.
Ask Him to help you endure and grow when all the odds are stacked against you, or when it feels you’re fighting these battles alone.
Ask Him to remind you that you’re never alone and trust that if He can allow a flower to bloom through the hardest situations, He’s going to get you through yours too.
NOTE: Feel free to comment, but these prayer prompts are meant to be between you and God. Matthew 6:6 — But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 

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