Hours after hosting the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Kelly Clarkson underwent surgery to have her appendix removed. Even though she was experiencing a great deal of pain, Clarkson not only hosted the show, but also performed two musical numbers herself. It was a wonderful example of persevering through difficult circumstances.
Jesus never promised that the Christian life would be easy. To the contrary, living for Jesus often includes a great deal of pain and discomfort. We need to keep going no matter what type of adversity we face. Victory is ours if we only persevere!
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”—John 16:33