Father God, sometimes life can become unbearable to the point where it’s hard for us to keep up more less keep going. But, just when our flesh desires to throw in the towel, the Holy Spirit reminds us that greater is He who is in us! Father God, thank you for equipping us with perseverance, grit, and resilience because without these qualities working in and through us we would most likely yield to the calling of our flesh. Thank you for telling Joshua to be strong and of good courage! Thank you for telling the paralytic in Matthew 9:2 to be of good cheer and that his sins were forgiving. Thank You for telling Paul in Acts 23:11 to be of good cheer as well, even though his enemies were plotting to kill him. We are thanking you because if you did for them, we believe by faith those same words are applicable to us as well! You are truly an awesome God and we thank you for never giving up on us even when we desire to give up on ourselves. We love you Lord God and we bless your name! In Jesus’ life preserving name we pray, amen and amen!