You know how we call those blessed (happy) who were steadfast [who endured]. You have heard of the endurance of Job, and you have seen the Lord’s [purpose and how He richly blessed him in the] end, inasmuch as the Lord is full of pity and compassion and tenderness and mercy. James 5:11 (AMPC)
Endurance is staying consistent to the end. It is refusing to be denied. It is holding fast to what you believe from beginning to end without wavering. It is not allowing yourself to be talked out of what you are convinced of regardless of contradicting circumstances, conditions or crisis.
In the Bible Job demonstrates to us what endurance is.
In all his suffering and pain in which he lost all his children and possessions and then he himself was struck with a terrible disease, Job did not let go of his hope and trust in God.
How did Job do it?
Firstly he did not blame God.
Job 1:22 (NLT) In all of this, Job did not sin by blaming God.
This is the one most important thing we need to do first when the going gets tough.
Don’t blame God when the ride gets rough. You can’t afford attacking the very One who alone can get you through. God is not only with you but also for you.
God was not the cause of Job’s afflictions. Neither is He the cause of anything that opposes or troubles you. The devil was and is the one behind it all. Someone will say “but God permitted or permits the devil”. There’s nothing God permits on earth that man hasn’t permitted first. Because God gave all dominion and power over earth to man. Therefore even the devil’s work was first permitted on earth through Adam’s sin.
Romans 5:12 (GNT) Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned.
Secondly Job found out that God was his redeemer and vindicator out of all his troubles.
Job 19:25 (AMPC) For I know that my Redeemer and Vindicator lives, and at last He [the Last One] will stand upon the earth.
Always see God as your redeemer and vindicator out of every trial.
Thirdly and lastly Job got to the realization that God could do everything, that nothing is impossible with Him.
Job 42:1-2 (NKJV) Then Job answered the Lord and said: “I know that You can do everything, And that no purpose [of Yours] can be withheld from You.
When we know that absolutely nothing is too difficult for the God with us, in us and for us we can endure to the end regardless of any situation.