God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward, they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
Grit is the place where passion and perseverance meet. It’s resilience in the face of rejection, strength in the face of fear. Even in the face of impossible odds. Even if you’re hanging on by a thread, you hang in there. No matter how many times you’ve been knocked down, you get back up! That is God strengthening through trials. That IS following Jesus.