We have all been going through some storms lately. And we probably have all responded or reacted in many different ways. But this storm seems to be one of those storms that will never end. Question: What are you to do? In Luke 22:32a (NASB) Jesus says, “But I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail.” I am praying that your faith in this prolonged storm will not cave in, that you will not give up, and that you will have staying power, fortitude, and courageous faith. The word fortitude means “strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage.” And the word courage in Wikipedia is defined as follows: “bravery, the choice and willingness to confront agony, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation.”Psalm 138:7-8 (NASB) tells us, “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me. The Lord will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting; do not forsake the works of Your hands.” The Message Bible reads, “When I walk into the thick of trouble, keep me alive in the angry turmoil. With one hand strike my foes, with your other hand save me. Finish what you started in me, God. Your love is eternal—don’t quit on me now.” Psalm 138:7-8 (NASB) says, “Rest assured and be confident the Lord does not quit on us. He will never leave you nor for sake you.”  And Romans 8:28 (NASB) says, “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”