“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up.” I Corinthians 13:4 Life can be frustrating, even exasperating. Yet, many times impatience is just a reflection of our own self-centeredness in response to life’s disappointments. Real love is pictured in the Bible as self-sacrifice. It sets […]
“The Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.” Psalm 6:8 Some of our hardest struggles are those deep desires that go unmet – when no response comes from heaven for what seems like forever. Keep praying. In His time, God will answer. Delay is not denial, so keep on praying.
“[The Lord] gives power to the weak.” Isaiah 40:29. Isaiah said that compared to God “the nations are as a drop in a bucket, and are counted as the small dust on the scales” (v.15), he also wanted the people to know that God gives power to the weak and strength to those who need it. […]
“The Lord God [is] merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth.” Exodus 34:6. Our heavenly Father would probably say that His spiritual children – people like you and me – can be guilty of pretty exasperating behavior. We’re slow to learn. We have setbacks. We choose to break the rules. We create […]
“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His Word I do hope.” Psalm 130:5. God, who is timeless, requires of us a mature faith that may involve delays that seem like trials. Patience is one sign of that maturity, a quality that can develop only through the passing of time. Many prayers […]