“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ”
1 Peter 1:7
It is the trials that cause us to value the gift of faith. The tenacity of spirit which accompanies this great gift and holds us to the will of God is beyond the resources of self. In reaching our end we discover the faith of God to persevere.
“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.”
Jesus did not pray for Peter himself – He prayed that Peter’s faith would not fail! The key to our victories does not lie within ourselves but with the One who watches over our faith; by faith alone we stand and overcome.
“this is the victory that overcometh the world,
even our faith“
1 John 5:4