Patience

Patience works in three areas of our lives: our relationships with others, with ourselves, and with God. Sometimes we cause additional grief because of our lack of patience with others and with ourselves. When we are temperate with our response towards others our relationships are improved, conflicts are not escalated and we feel a greater measure of love and peace. Patience with ourselves gives us the ability to move forward and make changes at a rate that is sustainable.

Patience is Power
Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is timing. It waits on the right time to act, for the right principles, and in the right way.

Fulton J. Sheen

God is up to Something Good
The strength of patience hangs on our capacity to believe that God is up to something good for us in all our delays and detours

 

John Piper

  Talking About Grief

#6 How can patience helps us retain hope, act in faith and aid healing?

Today we will be discussing how patience helps us retain hope and act in faith and how that aids in our healing. We point out that lack of patience and complaining can decreases our ability to act and cause discouragement. Finally we cover how patience can improve our relationships and help us feel more peace.

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Patience requires that we obey God’s commandments and faithfully wait for His will to be fulfilled.  It is in the waiting that we grow the most.

  More From Our Blog on Patience

  1. Little Bit Longer

    Little Bit Longer

      The whistle was piercing as one of the boys accidentally pushed over other teammate in order to get the ball. Another foul shot. Of course, the crowd was not happy. Some fathers were standing and waving their arms, irritated and screaming down to the referee. Mothers were frustrated at...

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  2. Embracing Patience through my Faith and Hope in Christ

    Embracing Patience through my Faith and Hope in Christ

      1 Thessalonians 1:3  Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;    I like the phrase ‘patience of hope.’  I hadn’t ever linked my hope and faith in the Lord with patience. As I pondered on...

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  3. Realization 

    Realization 

    December 25, 2013 was the last time I saw them.  It was via Skype, for which I am eternally grateful. I remember being so excited to talk to them and see their faces. Keegs hair was out of control long and curly. Liam looked not so little anymore.  They wanted...

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Testimonials

Terrisa

My favorite quote has to do with not worrying about what the future holds but having faith in “who” holds our future.

My sister says sometimes we get impatient like kids on a trip asking “are we there yet”…I have grown so much since the loss of my husband and I constantly try to remind myself to chill out, God is in charge, and find the happiness all around me in my current situation.

Terrisa

Question & Answer

How will working on patience help me?