A Prayer for Endurance Prompted by Matthew 10:16-25

Heavenly Father,

Your Son reminded us that sometimes the best we can expect out of this world is trouble. 

His disciples often faced difficulty, opposition and persecution and they endured.  Give us that same kind of strength.

From Christ’s instruction we learn that our worst enemies and betrayers might be those we would expect to be our closest friends.  Those who should love us and those we love may respond with hatred and rejection.  We thank you that Jesus experienced all of this first.  We are certainly no greater than he is.

Help us, Father, to remain steadfast, to be faithful and to endure.  We may desire happiness, comfort, approval and blessings, but they may not be ours at this time.  Just as Jesus endured to the end and was glorified, help us to stand firm knowing that his story did not end at the cross and neither will ours.

If we experience no glory or honor in this world, may our lives still bring glory to him, for Christ is worthy.

Amen.

39 Books: Job – Suffering Well

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Job – Suffering Well

The story of Job reminds us that life can be difficult and we do not always get the answers we want when we want them.


18 Job.pdf
             18 Job.mp3

Central Streaming: We Do Not Lose Heart.

The Letters of Paulapostle-paul

Paul speaks out of his own experience, reminding us that our affliction is temporary.  It is also nothing compared to the glory that will one day be ours.

                          2 Cor 4.pdf                 2 Cor 4.mp3

Central Streaming: Behold Your God!

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Isaiah 40 describes God’s vision of a restored relationship with his people.  It also shows us at least nine things the Lord wants in a restored relationship with you.

Isaiah 40.pdf                Isaiah 40.mp3

The Prophet Isaiah

Palmer St. Podcast: An Enduring Impact

Someday we will wake up and find ourselves in the heavenly glory of our Lord’s presence. All our tears will be wiped away, all our problems will be solved and all our hurts will be healed. But we’re not there yet. (Sorry.) The world we live in is still fallen and full of difficulties. If we expect our lives to have an enduring impact, then we must be people who are able to endure.

2 Tim 2.01-13.mp3

2 Tim 2.01-13.pdf

2 Tim 2.01-13.pptx