6Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 

7That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

 8Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

 9Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 1:6-9

We all face trials and temptations. The key is trying to hold on to our faith in the midst of such turbulence. I wish I could say I am an expert. I wish I could say I am as faithful as a mustard seed. But I confess, like everyone else, I am not. Even Peter had his moment of weakness, denying Christ three times before the cock crowed. But that was the end of Peter’s faltering faith. Once Peter received the gift of the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost, his faith never waivered again.

Oh, that we could all be so bold in our commitment to Christ. That we, as Christians, could take up our crosses and carry them, never questioning Jesus Christ in our moments of strife.

If I can offer you anything today, let it be this: God is faithful. Hold on to your faith. He will see you through your times of struggle and you will emerge victorious. Through Christ, we are more than conquerors. We are heirs to the Kingdom of God. Hold true to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and no matter what happens, you can rest assured a better day is coming. If not in this life, then in the next.

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