55 Confessions of Perseverance

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Do you need help persevering today? Could you especially use the Lord’s help maintaining a good attitude while you wait on Him to move? If so, these 55 confessions of perseverance will help you get God’s Word in your mouth about this very topic!

Beloved, perseverance is vital. It’s also one of the things that I, personally, struggle with the most.

God’s Word tells us over and over that we must persevere in Him. That part is easy for us to believe. And, as long as we seek Him every day, we can get in that habit of abiding in Him and live a blessed life pretty easily. The things God commands us are not too hard.

But, for me anyway, the struggle is not so much with persevering in God by itself, but rather in persevering in God with a good attitude when things get difficult. Can anybody relate?

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    I mean, it’s habit at this point for me to get up every morning and seek God, one on one in prayer, Bible study, and worship. But it’s a different thing throughout the day to maintain a good attitude …

    It’s times like these which make us ask, “What are You doing, Father?” And even though we still love Him and trust Him, it can be a battle to stay steady, stable, and fixed in the secret place of the Most High during our struggles.

    Can anybody relate? No? I thought not. (Wink, wink.)

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    To help us all with this, I felt the Lord leading me to research 55 Scriptures about perseverance.

    I never am quite certain why I feel led to research such exact numbers of Scriptures, such as 180 Ways to Extol the Lord or even these 55 Scriptures about perseverance, but as I read, I realize that each of the 55 Scriptures is a treasure. Each verse meant so much to me that I would have missed out if I had stopped at a mere 35, or even 54, Scriptures about perseverance. 🙂

    God’s Word is so encouraging in the area of perseverance.

    It is the Father’s will for us to persevere in all things, despite every obstacle. He will reward us if we do! And throughout our journey, He feeds us with daily bread to keep us on track.

    One thing I noticed about the Scripture passages about perseverance that I researched is that they frequently address the root of why we might not persevere. For example, there are Scriptures that address the temptations to believe a lot of lies the enemy tells us:

    • The lie that your labor is in vain;
    • The lie that you will not be rewarded;
    • The lie that God has forgotten you;
    • The lie that the fulfillment of God’s promise will never come; and so much more!
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    But all of the things that the enemy tells us are only lies. Lying is all the enemy can do; Jesus said there is no truth in him.

    And the truth is that your labor is not in vain. You are making a difference! And you will be rewarded if you will keep seeking God and not lose heart. God has not forgotten you; He cannot forget you; you are engraved in the palm of His hand! And He will fulfill all His promises to you and more, even when He takes His own sweet time to do it, for He is not a man that He should lie.

    But you have to hide God’s Word in your heart about these things in order to stay encouraged in this area.

    And in order to hide God’s Word in our heart, so that it actually changes our lives, we must both study it and speak it out loud over ourselves.

    As Isaiah 55 says:

    “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,

    So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:10-11 NKJV).

    You don’t need my help to read the Scriptures; you can look each one up on your own and read it. But I did feel led to write personal confessions using the “I” pronoun based on each of the 55 Scripture passages about perseverance that I researched.

    If you will speak these confessions out loud over yourself, you will find God’s Word taking root in your heart and making a big difference in your everyday life! So are you ready to speak out God’s Word about perseverance?

    Speak these confessions of perseverance over yourself right now:

    1. I am strong, and I do not let my hands be weak, for my work shall be rewarded! (See 1 Chronicles 15:7.)
    2. I believe that I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. His blessings are for me today, and not just for some future time. I will not lose heart; I will persevere in faith and receive all His blessings! (See Psalm 27:13.)
    3. I wait on the Lord. I am of good courage, and He strengthens my heart. (See Psalm 27:14.)
    4. Even if I fall, I shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord upholds me with His hand. (See Psalm 37:24.)
    5. I can persevere because the Lord Himself is perfecting that which concerns me. His mercy endures forever, and He does not forsake the works of His hands. (See Psalm 138:8.)
    6. The Lord is gracious to me, even when His work takes a long time. He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on me. For God is a God of justice, and I am blessed, for I wait for Him. (See Isaiah 30:18.)
    7. God has made an everlasting covenant with me, and He will not turn away from doing me good. He also puts His fear in my heart today and every day, so that I will not depart from Him. (See Jeremiah 32:40.)
    8. The Lord is good to me, for I wait for Him. And He is good to my soul, for I seek Him. (See Lamentations 3:25.)
    9. By the help of my God, I cling fast to Him. I return to Him in every way, and I return to my first love for Him. I observe mercy and justice, and I wait on my God continually. (See Hosea 12:6; Revelation 2:1-5.)
    10. Even if I am hated by all for Jesus’ name’s sake, I endure to the end, and I will be saved. (See Matthew 10:22.)
    11. I always endure, and I will be saved. (See Mark 13:13.)
    12. I hear God’s Word with a noble and good heart, and I keep God’s Word and bear fruit with patience and perseverance. (See Luke 8:15.)
    13. By patience I possess my soul. (See Luke 21:19.)
    14. I believe Jesus, so I abide in His Word, and I am His disciple indeed. And I know the truth, and the truth makes me free. (See John 8:31-32.)
    15. My Lord Jesus is working in me to help me persevere right now, for I am in His hand and no one can snatch me out of His hand! I am also in the Father’s hand, and no one can snatch me out of Father’s hand! (See John 10:28-29.)
    16. I persevere, continue, and abide in Jesus at all times. He helps me do so, and He gives me the grace to persevere and abide in Him. (See John 15:4.)
    17. I abide in Jesus, and His words abide in me. And I ask what I desire, and it shall be done for me. (See John 15:7.)
    18. I persevere because, despite many tribulations, I must enter the Kingdom of God. (See Acts 14:22.)
    19. The God of all hope fills me with all joy and peace in believing, that I may abound in hope by the power of His Holy Spirit. (See Romans 15:13.)
    20. I glory in tribulation, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance. Then, that perseverance produces character, and character produces hope. And hope will never disappoint me! (See Romans 5:3-5.)
    21. I run my race in such a way that I may obtain the prize. (See 1 Corinthians 9:24.)
    22. Love “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things,” so that’s what I do too, because I am filled with the love of Jesus for myself and others. (See 1 Corinthians 13:7.)
    23. I am steadfast and immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, and I know that my labor is not in vain in the Lord. (See 1 Corinthians 15:58.)
    24. I watch and stand fast in the faith. I am brave and strong. (See 1 Corinthians 16:13.)
    25. I do not grow weary while doing good, for in due season I will reap, for I do not lose heart! (See Galatians 6:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:13.)
    26. I put on the whole armor of God, and I keep it on, that I may be able to stand against the schemes and tricks of the devil. (See Ephesians 6:11.)
    27. I am “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.” (See Philippians 6:18.)
    28. I am “confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work” in me “will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (See Philippians 1:6.)
    29. “… I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me” (Philippians 3:12b).
    30. I can do all things, including persevering, through Jesus who strengthens me. (See Philippians 4:13.)
    31. The Lord strengthens me “with all might, according to His glorious power,” for all patience, perseverance, and longsuffering (big fierceness) with joy. And the whole time, I give thanks to the Father, who has qualified me to be a partaker “of the inheritance of the saints in the light.” (See Colossians 1:11-12.)
    32. I appreciate others who persevere, and I pray for them in their work of faith, their labor of love, and in their patience of hope in Jesus. (See 1 Thessalonians 1:3.)
    33. May the Lord direct my heart “into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.” (See 2 Thessalonians 3:5.)
    34. I “do not grow weary in doing good.” (See 2 Thessalonians 3:13.)
    35. I take heed to myself, and to the doctrines of God’s Word. I continue in them, for in so doing I will save both myself and those who hear me. (See 1 Timothy 4:16.)
    36. I flee from every sin, and I “pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.” I fight the good fight of faith every day, and the Lord keeps me from getting tired. I lay hold on eternal life, to which I am called. (See 1 Timothy 6:11-12.)
    37. If I endure, I shall also reign with Him; so I am careful to endure and persevere every day. (See 2 Timothy 2:12.)
    38. “And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!” (2 Timothy 4:18 NKJV).
    39. I am a partaker of Christ, for I hold the beginning of my confidence steadfast to the end. (See Hebrews 3:14.)
    40. After I have patiently waited, I receive the manifestation and fulfillment of the promise. (See Hebrews 6:15.)
    41. Jesus is the sure and steadfast anchor of my soul, and He is my hope. He is the One who keeps me, and who helps me persevere. (See Hebrews 6:19.)
    42. I hold fast the confession of my hope “without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” (See Hebrews 10:23.)
    43. I do not cast away my confidence, which has great reward. (See Hebrews 10:35.)
    44. I need endurance and I have endurance. And after I have done the will of God, I will receive His promises. (See Hebrews 10:36.)
    45. God is coming and I live by faith in Him. I don’t draw back from my faith, for that would not please God. God’s soul has no pleasure in those who draw back. (See Hebrews 10:37-38.)
    46. Since I am surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, I lay aside every weight and sin, and I run with endurance the race which is set before me. I look only to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of my faith. (See Hebrews 12:1-2.)
    47. I consider Jesus, “who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself,” and I am strengthened today. I consider Him and remember all He did for me, lest I become weary and discouraged in my soul. (See Hebrews 12:3.)
    48. I count it all joy when I fall into various trials, for I know that the testing of my faith produces perseverance and endurance–an abiding under the secret place of the Most High. And I let that perseverance in God have its perfect work in me, making me perfect and complete, with nothing lacking! (See James 1:2-4.)
    49. I am blessed, for I endure temptation. And when I have been approved, I will receive the crown of life the Lord has promised to me, because I love Him. (See James 1:12.)
    50. I am a doer of the Word, and not a hearer only. I look into God’s perfect law of liberty and I continue in it. I am not a forgetful hearer, but instead I am a doer of the work. And I am blessed in what I do. (See James 1:22-25.)
    51. I am blessed when I endure. God has plans for me, even in my perseverance. He is very compassionate and merciful to me. (See James 5:11.)
    52. When I go through a fiery trial, I don’t think it a strange thing. Instead, I let God test me however He needs to do, and I persevere and continue in Him despite my trials. And the whole time, I rejoice because I know that God’s glory will be revealed in me. (See 1 Peter 4:12-13.)
    53. Because I keep God’s command to persevere, God also will keep me from the hour of trial which is coming on the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. (See Revelation 3:10.)
    54. Jesus is coming quickly. I hold fast what I have, that no one may take my crown. (See Revelation 3:11.)
    55. I patiently endure; I keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. (See Revelation 14:12.)

    There it is, beloved. The topic of perseverance runs throughout God’s Word.

    It is His will for us to persevere. It is His will for us to stay strong in faith, patiently enduring, and holding fast to our confidence in Him, which carries an exceedingly great reward.

    I know we can’t do anything on our own, but we can do everything–including persevering–through Christ who strengthens us:

    “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5 NKJV).

    And also:

    “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13 NKJV).

    So will you persevere today? And will you get God’s Word in your mouth, speaking these confessions of perseverance out loud over yourself, to help you persevere? Leave a comment below if you will!

    3 Comments

    1. Wow!! Amen. These are powerful confessions. I will be speaking them over myself every day as God leads me to do the work he has put inside of me. Thank you!!

    2. Lisa richards says:

      I LOVE this post about 55 confessions of perseverance! A very timely message for me because I have been In great turmoil over physical issues and I have had to endure and preserve daily and nightly depending on God and His word to give me strength to persevere. I will be confessing these 55 confessions out loud as I wait on the Lord to deliver me. Thank you Jamie !

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