By Undre Griggs, Jr
Rejoice in Hope:
Your hope comes from belief in Christ Jesus and that He will return for His people. Your hope comes in knowing that Jehovah sent his only begotten Son so that you may have an opportunity at going to Heaven. Rejoice in knowing that God is in control and He will always be with His people.
Deuteronomy 31:6: Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
Romans 15:13: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Patient in Tribulation:
1 Peter 3:14: But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled.
2 Peter 3:9: The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance
There is an understanding that God is patient and longsuffering, so that all should come to repentance. We should have the same patience and count ourselves blessed to endure suffering for Christ; knowing that it could save a soul.
Constant in Prayer:
Through prayer we make our requests known to God. It is our avenue of communication and one we should not close for any reason. Prayer is our most humble and powerful position.
Philippians 4:6: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Mark 11:24: Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.