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Monday, April 25, 2011

when all else fails, endure

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.

Graphic Credit: BlueBee~Karen on flickr.

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