perseverance

Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance. Abigail Adams

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12

waiting

Biblically, waiting is not just something we have to do until we get what we want. Waiting is part of the process of becoming what God wants us to be. John Ortberg

The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. Lamentations 3:25

resurrection

Because of the empty tomb, we have peace. Because of His resurrection, we can have peace during even the most troubling of times because we know He is in control of all that happens in the world. – Paul Chappell

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  1 Peter 1:3

Evil

God did not create evil. Evil is not like faith, or love that exist just as does light and heat. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God’s love present in his heart. It’s like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light. Unknown

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5