Theodore Roosevelt said, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who pointes out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man wo is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly’ who errs, who comes short again and again…who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
James 1 : 2-4 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
It takes courage to live life today, in 2021. I feel like we have been whipped by the waves and winds of life in America over the past year and a half. I want to encourage you to not give up, to press through, to walk through the valleys. Be strong and take courage because the Lord is with you.
Don’t give up!