Saturday, June 8, 2013

Patience - Not My Long Suit

Often, I am short on patience and yet, God's Word reminds me that God "acts on behalf of those who WAIT for Him."  (Isaiah 64:4)

Our world is an "instant" world.  We want everything now or yesterday!  We want our food "fast", we want instant gratification, we want whatever we desire and we want it now.  Scripture says, "Those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength." (Isaiah 40:31 KJV)

Wait on the Lord - wait patiently for Him.  The Lord continues to teach me (in my later years) that waiting, being patient is an important part of the Christian life.  The Fruit of the Spirit includes patience ("love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control" - Galatians 5:22)

The psalmist tells us to wait on the Lord.  "Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD." (Psalm 27:14)  Waiting takes patience.

My prayer this morning:  "Lord, help me wait patiently for you, knowing you have perfect timing in all things."  

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