enduring in troubles; continuing steadfastly in prayer;
There is a great future for us and the sufferings and troubles that we currently have will completely fade away because of the good that will happen in the future. God can help us, by His power, to have a great hope for that time that allows us to make it through our current troubles.
Paul reminds us to keep on praying and not give up. This is a very strong theme in the Bible. Here’s one of Jesus parables about it:
He said to them,
“Which of you, if you go to a friend at midnight, and tell him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him,’ and he from within will answer and say, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I can’t get up and give it to you’? I tell you, although he will not rise and give it to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence, he will get up and give him as many as he needs.
God is much more willing and able to help us than a friend or a neighbor. We should not give up on prayer but keep asking because Jesus tells us that that’s what God wants us to do.