Patience


Patience does not come naturally to most people. It is something that everyone has to work at during some point in their life. I’ve always considered myself to be a pretty patient person…until I grew up and realized just how many things I wanted to do. Seems I can barely wait to get my degree from UNC and move on to the next stage in life. I want to go to Holsby Brunn in Sweden for at least a semester, join YWAM and go through their DTS as well as their University of the Nations, travel the globe helping people, and finally teach kids (wherever God leads me I’ll go for that one). For some reason I have all the sudden found myself to be extremely impatient concerning my future! I’ve come to realize that I am going to have to be patient and wait for God’s timing because only his timing is perfect. He knows exactly when things will happen and what is best for me.

So considering that: I decided that I would share some bible verses that have been extremely helpful (of course I have to keep going back to read them often).

Psalm 37:7-9
Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper—it only leads to harm. For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land.

Psalm 40:1
I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.

Romans 8:24-25
We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)

Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Galatians 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

James 5:7-8
Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.

Psalm 62:5 “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him.”

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