This is a call to persevere. I call you ‘my patient one’. You are producing the beautiful fruit that grows only from the painful soil of waiting in hope. I thank you for your faithful expectation and your unwavering determination to wait for me. I am ready to move, at just the right time. There is coming a fulfillment of all your expectations, along with so much more than you could ask or imagine. I am not slow. I am coming. Persevere.
Romans 5:3-5 TPT
Even in times of trouble we have a joyful confidence, knowing that our pressures will develop in us patient endurance. And patient endurance will refine our character, and proven character leads us back to hope. And this hope is not a disappointing fantasy, because we can now experience the endless love of God cascading into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who lives in us!