The greatest example I have of perseverance is Jesus Christ, my Lord, Savior and Friend. At the cross Jesus never stopped trusting God to do what was right.
There was a time when all it would take for me to give up is a little pain, rejection, fear or disappointment. Now, I have learned that most of the time God is simply desiring that I be still, silent and maintain my focus of attention on Him and remain aware of what is happening from His perspective and trust Him.
Some time ago, for a few brief moments, I saw the moon block out the brightness of the sun during a solar eclipse and it felt very eerie to me. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind, however, that everything would return to normal when the eclipse was over.
So it is with the darkness I experience when God is seemingly not shining brightly in my life. All I have to do is keep centered in Him and quietly wait for His return. Just as dark clouds may obscure the sun, I know that it is shining somewhere in the same way that God is always watching over me.
I pray that the Lord will keep me mindful of that the next time I am in a difficult trial.