|That was AMAZING! That was the perfect explanation of perseverance and pressing on through tough times. No matter where you come from, everyone goes through tough times. Your story was extremely encouraging and relate-able!
Some verses you could use might be:
James 1:2-3: Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
1 Peter 1:8-9 : Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
I really like that you added at the end that this is just your personal belief. A lot of Christians just say whatever they feel and think that it follows the bible, but most times it doesn't and it's just embarrassing. Bravo! That's all I can say!:D