Focusing on a goal greater than the distractions along the
Experiencing the power of God's Love by rejoicing in trials and
|Fr. endurer; en and durere,
to last, from dur, L. durus. The
primary sense of durus, hard, is set, fixed.
|1. To last; to continue in the same state without
perishing; to remain; to abide.
| The Lord shall endure
| He shall hold it
[his house] fast, but it shall not endure.
|2. To bear; to brook; to suffer without resistance, or
| How can I endure
to see the evil that shall come to my people?
| Can thy heart endure,
or thy hands be strong?
To bear with patience; to bear without opposition or
sinking under the pressure.
- Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake
- 2 Tim. ii.
- If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as
- Heb. xii.
Webster's, 1st ed., 1828
My calling and election in Christ is set and sure. My life is built
on the Rock. By God's grace, I endure.
I maintain a commitment to a goal during times of pressure.
I unite with those of like mind to withstand destructive
I set aside privileges which weaken me or others.
I know how and when to use the resources available to me.
I am developing the inward strength to withstand stress to
accomplish God's best.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season
we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
-- Galatians 6:9
just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world,
that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having
predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself,
according to the good pleasure of His will,
-- Ephesians 1:4-5
Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin
-- Psalm 119:11
This isn't that New Age
"Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??