Perseverance isn’t, “fake it ’til you make it.” It’s, “live in the joy, hope, and love of what God says is possible until it becomes real.” It doesn’t rhyme, but it’s true.
“Even in times of trouble, we can have joyful confidence knowing the pressures are developing perseverance. How is that joyful? Because that kind of patient endurance will keep refining our identity and strengthening our character, which will empower us to live in his hope. And this hope is not some disappointing religious fantasy. Through it we can experience the endless love of God, overflowing our hearts from the Holy Spirit, who is always with us” (Romans 5:3-5, paraphrased).