SUNDAY SERMON ON THE BLOG – KEEP THE CHIN UP!
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. - Romans 12:12.
Sometimes the key to survival is a matter of simply “keeping our chin up,” and going on faithfully trusting that God is there helping us, despite the outward circumstances.
Choosing to be joyful in hope, rather than despair; choosing patience in times of affliction, and choosing faithfulness in prayer, are all decisions that we need to make, whenever troubles arise.
Then we can have confidence that God, who raised Jesus from the dead, can also alter our situations because he hears our prayers.
Loving Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit, create in me a steadfast heart, so that I might persevere with joy no matter what troubles come up. I ask this in the wonderful and mighty name of Jesus. Amen.