Bible Helps has published a new article, entitled “Enduring Faith,” by Luther Patches. Following is an excerpt from the article:
We sometimes ask, “Will my faith endure through whatever comes into my life?” Many have felt the pain of unexpected trials. Our hearts have a hard time coping with grief and the suffering we know of in the world. Tragedies shatter the sense of control we thought we had. Our confidence feels threatened and our security shaken. We desire a bright future. Undesirable circumstances can cause us to question whether we can trust God. Let us take a closer look at God’s Word regarding persevering in our faith.
The heroes of faith listed in Hebrews 11:22-38 understood, as we do, that they were living in a world that could be shaken. There is no hope apart from God. How did they endure when things seemed out of control?
We define endurance as the ability to hold out, to remain, to continue faithful in the gospel of Jesus Christ, to keep on trusting God. The writer of Hebrews appeals to Christians of his generation—and of all future generations—to endure in faith and to not be overcome by fear and doubt. He reveals what brought these heroes of faith successfully through their trials. In this article we will also look at ways we may remain faithful through the circumstances we face.