“You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way” James 1:3-4.

The Bible teaches us that pressure is to be embraced, for it tests our faith and refines our character. Throughout scripture we learn that everyone God has ever used in a mighty way persevered amid heavy pressure and hardships. And so today I challenge you,

“How much pressure are you willing to endure?” 

Heavenly Father,

Help us to be men and women willing to endure pressure and hardships while keeping our eyes fixed on you. Let us consider it pure joy when we face difficult times and are taken into deep waters, as we know that it is an opportunity for our faith to be increased and our characters refined. Thank you for promising to always be with us and help us to get this right Lord! In Jesus’ mighty name we pray.   💜