Franklin Graham shares the story of the Prodigal Son and how the emptiness we feel at times can only be filled by God, not things of this world. Sin is the barrier which keeps us from coming to God, but we don't have to keep this barrier up.
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.
- James1:12 NLT
Dear God, sometimes my "testing" season seems so long. Please give me courage to endure until the end. Help me not to bail! You said you would bless me for hanging in there - I will not give up on you or your promises. You are with me and will see me through this trial.