Power for Patience. Joy in Struggle. — We are called to have staying-power in simple trust in Who God is. He is the Vine, and we are the branches that produce fruit through Him. Not only are we meant to experience joy in answered prayer and also in the character development that happens through challenges, but we are first invited into the joy of being loved of God. We produce fruit in Him as we become so engaged in God’s presence that we draw strength, peace, joy, and help from Him in all seasons: normal or struggling.