When I started writing my devotional this morning, I had decided that it would be on the decisions that we sometimes make. Now, did you catch that because it said I had decided but when I went to my online bible, a scripture stuck out like it had a flashing light around it. (Ok God, I hear you.) The scripture is Revelation 2:10 that says, “Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.” In all honesty, I’d never read this scripture before today and even though this scripture was talking to the Church in Smyrna, God is leading me this way to tell somebody that for the next ten days, you’ll be tested. This may even be for me, I don’t know, but for ten days tribulations will be there and there’s nothing we can do about it but REMAIN FAITHFUL. James 1:12 says, “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” Yea, for the next ten (10) days, something will have you in bondage and make it seem like you can’t break free but you will, remain faithful. All hell make seem like it’s breaking loose and it won’t end but it will, remain faithful. Some folks may leave and your heart may break but it’ll mend, remain faithful. Some lies may be told, some obstacles may be placed in your path, your bad days may seem like they are outweighing your good, your body may be in pain, your help may seem like it won’t come; yet remain faithful. Your checking account may be empty or even in the negative, your bills behind, cable about to be turned off, car insurance about to lapse, you need another extension on your light bill, need a doctor’s appointment but no copay money, places to go but no gas; nonetheless remain faithful. Friends aren’t replying to your text, family tired of hearing you whining, folks on the job complain more than you and you don’t feel like going to church, yet remain faithful. You may already be in your ten day testing period, remain faithful through it. Yes, it’s easy for me to tell you that because I don’t know what you’re going through and you’re tired of people telling you to hold on but you don’t have to believe me but trust God because He’s never let you down. Hold on my brother, my sister and remain faithful for whatever you’re going through because it won’t last.