Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tenacity is more than endurance.

In the last 2 weeks, we've spent many hours in the hospital.

February 22, 2012
by sherry

The day after chemo.  T is tired and nauseated- emotional too.  Today he is face to face with his physical limitations and the fact that cancer really does suck.  He's had a long month; failed treatments, renal failure and  started another/new chemo regimen.
We had prepared for the next phase of this journey realizing that we have need of endurance ( Hebrews 10:36)- in fact just a few days ago Terence and I talked about how we felt like we were running a marathon.  Yes we decided, we need endurance.
 But we are realizing that we need more than endurance- we need to be tenacious....

Tenacity is more than endurance; it is endurance combined with the certainty that what we are looking for is going to transpire. 

Endurance + faith = tenacity.

Tenacity is also more than hanging on, which may be weakness of being too afraid to fall off.

 Tenacity is the effort of a man refusing to believe that his hero is going to be conquered.

Spiritual tenacity is not to hanging on and doing nothing, but deliberately relying on the certainty that God is  (doing something).

Today.....we are disappointed-we are processing the effects of cancer through a tired soul.  This is where we  need not only endurance, but tenacity.  To press in, hope in God, waiting on Him, even though we are tired, because with God all things are possible.

One of the greatest strains in life is the strain of waiting for God.

"Be still, and know that I am God ".
Psalms 46:10

Prayerfully, we'll we remain spiritually tenacious!


  1. Terrence and Sherry,
    I found your blog via your comment on mine. I definitely can relate to your struggle, Terrence, and I will be praying for you and your family. All my best, Brian

  2. Thank you both for your prayers....