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Patience #2—Wisely Patient

The end of a matter is better than its beginning. Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit. Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, for anger resides in the bosom of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:8–9 God is perfectly wise. From him we learn the nature of wisdom. It is the ability … Continue reading

Patience #1—“Post-its” For Patience

Waiting weighs on our weary souls. We must wait because much of life is out of our control. Realizing this makes us nervous. Often we try to take matters into our own hands, reacting excitedly when we hear “Hey, I know a shortcut!” When it comes to God’s promises to engage himself for our good, … Continue reading

Strength #2 — Strong Examples

Be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. … Behold, we count those prophets blessed who endured. Also, you have heard of Job’s endurance and you have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, because he is emotionally tuned in and sympathetic. James 5:8, 11 Strength of heart occurs as … Continue reading

Help #2 — Brotherly Help

Saul went out to seek David’s life while David was in the wilderness. But Jonathan arose and went to David and encouraged him in God: “Do not be afraid, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. Indeed, you will be king over Israel and I will be next to you.” 1 … Continue reading

God’s Awareness #6 – Weighty Vision

He reigns powerfully forever; his eyes keep watch on the nations. The rebellious should not exalt themselves. Psalm 66:7 We are not the first to wonder if the bad guys “get away with it.” The prophet Habakkuk cried out “How long must we wait for your salvation?!” One psalmist despaired that the wicked continued to … Continue reading

Courage #5 — Patient Courage

Do not fret because of evildoers, be not envious toward wrongdoers. For they will wither quickly like the grass, and fade like the green herb. Trust in the Eternal, and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Eternal and he will give you the desires of your heart. … … Continue reading

Time and Treasure

The vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the goal; it will not fail. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. Habakkuk 2:3 Treasure terminates time: “If it takes forever I will wait for you …”  “Anticipation … is keeping me waiting!” “You can’t hurry love; … Continue reading

Forgiving Patience

The Lord is not negligent concerning his promise, as some count negligence, but is patient toward you all, not intending for any of you to perish but for all of you to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 All doctors know that some of their promises take longer to come true than others. So they continue … Continue reading