We think of athletes and soldiers; or at least, I do when I think of the word endurance.

It applies to all of us.

It’s been a tough week. I didn’t know I had the endurance I always read about in the Bible. If I had relied upon my own strength, I would have failed.

I would have been ready for the nut house.

Instead, I endured only through the strength of the Lord.

I look at Him and the bigger picture and think, “I can do this.” A better wording is, “He can do this.”

The quiet time this morning devoid of the television, the internet, and any human helped. Sitting in the house, listening to only the hum of the refrigerator in the other room and seeing the darkness of predawn outside my window, made me breath more freely.

He can do this.