Tag Archives: perseverance

The Promise of Suffering

2 Corinthians 1:8 We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure…  A friend hears you’re competing in marathons and decides that they’re going to do one.  You share all your stories of the comradery […]

Suffering for a Little While

1 Peter 1: 3-7 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.  If you have competed in sports you understand the concept of feeling uncomfortable.  Whether it’s doing a core workout, hill workout, or running lines, I’m certain you remember the […]

You Can Endure Much, Much More!

James 1: 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. “What Actually Makes You Tired During Exercise?”.  This was an interesting read.  The author cited the common misconception that we get tired to the point of having to stop exercising because our muscles get depleted of fuel.  She […]

More than You can Bear?

Psalm 28:  7The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. I’ve been a Christian since I was a young boy and consider my knowledge of the Bible pretty good, so I’m taken back a bit when someone challenges me on a pretty basic theological point.  A few years ago a […]

In this World You will have Trouble

John 16: 33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” “The Struggle is Real: Life of an athlete”.  Most athletes don’t need to read this article to know what the author, Hailey Johnson, is talking about.  The […]

Run a Good Race!

1 Corinthians 1: 24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.  I enjoy watching old running races.  YouTube has made it quite easy to find clips from races that go back many decades.  One inspirational race for […]

God Works for the Good

Romans 8: 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Simone Biles’ early years were anything but ideal training ground for a world champion gymnast.  As her mother struggled with substance abuse and went to rehab, Biles, age three, and her […]

Glory in Our Sufferings

Romans 5: 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; Each February I’d compete in a 50km X-Country Ski race in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, and I could usually count on the conditions being miserable. A race rule was that you couldn’t start the race until it had warmed […]

Take Heart

John 16: 33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” It was the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.  Eleven Israeli Olympic team members were taken hostage and eventually killed by a Palestinian terrorist group.  The […]