"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."
~ Theodore Roosevelt
To further this quote, the credit is really given to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who has enabled and equipped us to live our lives for Him as our worthy cause. We will go through trials and tredge through the valley many times, but it is how we endure this that really counts. It is how we praise God through these times and stay faithful to Him who is always faithful to us. It is not becoming apathetic when circumstances are much too difficult to think about; it is practicing our faith that develops perseverance.
Come what may, press on for our Savior!