The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.
— Apostle Peter, 1 Peter 5:1–4 (NKJV)
Word of Encouragement
I myself have for 29 years been waiting for an answer to prayer… and still I have not the full answer yet. Nevertheless, I look for it. I expect it confidently… and so fully am I assured that God hears me about this matter, that I have often been enabled to praise Him beforehand for the full answer… Thus, you see… I have also, like yourself and other believers, the trial of faith concerning certain matters.