In the midst of trials, Mariam asks Rivka how to stay calm in troubled times. She says Jesus prayed even more during tough times.
Jesus was on a mountain top praying. A man brought his son to the disciples to be healed. But the disciples couldn't do it. When Jesus came down from praying, He rebuked the disciples. He said, "This kind only comes out by prayer."
Rivka says spending time with God, praying, learning from His Word, seeking His will, and worshipping Him is a way of life. So when life becomes difficult, we're prepared. Spending time in prayer isn't an obligation; it's a privilege.
As Rivka says, Jesus often went away to be by Himself. He set an example for His followers by spending intentional time with His Father on a regular basis. As followers of Jesus, we're assured God's peace when we pray. This is how followers of Jesus endure trials and suffering in life: communication and relationship with the One who made us and reigns sovereign over everything.