Today’s scripture teaches us some things that will help us persist until we have victory.
First, constantly rejoice in hope. How can you hope when all you feel is hopelessness? By hoping in Jesus. By putting your confidence in him and what his Word says instead of in your feelings.
Second, by being steadfast and patient in distress. Trust God’s ways and timing. Don’t give up! God is with you and he has already given you the victory, even if you cannot see it yet.
Third, be devoted to prayer. Continually seek God’s wisdom, guidance, and strength. With God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).