Be strong and courageous! Be strong enough, courageous enough to be still, to trust, to hope, to wait, to stay the course.

Strong: especially able, competent, or powerful, well-supplied; able to resist strain, force, wear, etc., decisively unyielding; firm or uncompromising; powerful in influence, authority, resources, or means of prevailing or succeeding

Courageous: not deterred by danger or pain

It seems this is what it takes to make it to the 8th chapter (consider the Genesis reading).