Hope gives us the courage to perservere
Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ–eternal and glorious plans they are!–will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does. 1 Peter 5:8-11
When we are tempted to relapse or we are feeling down and disheartened ‘The Devil is poised to pounce’ We are encouraged in this scripture to “keep a firm grip on the faith.” because temptation is temporary and Jesus has a plan for us.
God promises us when we are feeling down, even when we fail He will restore us if we put our faith in Him in a good and secure place. He will use our difficulties and failures to make us stronger.