Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.
Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.
If we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us.
2 Timothy 2:12
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.
For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
God will direct you, you will be able to endure.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.
2 Corinthians 4:8
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually.
1 Chronicles 16:11
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Isaiah 40: 29
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him
I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.
Stand firm, and you will win life.
Becoming like Christ is a long, slow process of growth.
Our motto must continue to be perseverance. And ultimately I trust the Almighty will crown our efforts with success.
Battles are fought in our minds every day. When we begin to feel the battle is just too difficult and want to give up, we must choose to resist negative thoughts and be determined to rise above our problems. We must decide that we’re not going to quit. When we’re bombarded with doubts and fears, we must take a stand and say: “I’ll never give up! God’s on my side. He loves me, and He’s helping me! I’m going to make it!
We are able to persevere only because God works within us, within our free wills. And because God is at work in us, we are certain to persevere. The decrees of God concerning election are immutable. They do not change, because He does not change. All whom He justifies He glorifies. None of the elect has ever been lost.
And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.
2 Thessalonians 3:13
So then, my dear friends, stand firm and steady. Keep busy always in your work for the Lord, since you know that nothing you do in the Lord's service is ever useless.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
Let me tell you the secret that led me to achieve my goal. My strength lies in my tenacity.
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.