My friends, be glad, even if you have a lot of trouble. You know you learn to endure by having your faith tested.
James 1:2-3 (CEV)
Patience is the outward display of faith, but learning patience is no simple task. To persevere in the midst of trials, even when others consider you to be a laughingstock, gives God the glory as His plans are revealed. Stand fast, dig deep, press on, and finish strong!