Waking with joy or calamity... endure
For the entire day ahead, besides time to hideaway... endure
Though things seem to go bad and stay bad... endure
For your children and with your children... endure
With ‘helpful’ family, who do their thing because they love us... endure
On the odd day where things go serendipitously wrong... smile... endure
On the day when all goes right, remember times you had to... endure
For that small but highly significant area of your life that is a struggle right now... endure
Because of (and not in spite of) your loved ones, friends and colleagues... endure
When you have too much on... endure... just an hour or a day longer
For the aged-parent in the nursing home... endure
When everything within you wants to give up... endure
When your prayers are all at sea and the world seems all too messy... endure
In the quiet... endure
In the flurry of chaos and misadventure... endure
When nothing makes sense... endure
And if sorrows boil over you... endure
At a time when you do give up, and you then commit every sinew to starting over again, afresh... endure... God’s grace is sufficient
When you come to your very last step... endure
In the light of the truth, take courage... endure
When you’ve lost all sense of hope... endure (somehow)
Simply... patiently endure all things as far as you can — then accept your best is good enough.
“The days of the blameless are known to the LORD, and their inheritance will endure forever.” (Psalm 37:18)
“Let those who fear the LORD say: ‘His love endures forever.’” (Psalm 118:4)
“Woe to me because of my injury! My wound is incurable! Yet I said to myself, ‘This is my sickness, and I must endure it.’” (Jeremiah 10:19)
“When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; when we are slandered, we answer kindly.” (1 Corinthians 4:12b-13a)
“Whoso loves believes the impossible.”
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
© 2011 S. J. Wickham.
All Scripture verses New International Version.
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