Posts tagged with ‘Patience’

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9/23/16 THE MORE WE APPRECIATE GOD’S PATIENCE THE LESS WE WILL TEST IT

by Barry Lovett
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“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 […]

5/3/16 GOD SELDOM DOES GREAT THINGS IN A HURRY

by Barry Lovett
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“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 […]

12/1/15 GOD PATIENTLY KEEPS HIS PROMISES

by Barry Lovett

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise,…but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” II Peter 3:9 God waits for people to see his glory, to admit that they are lost without Him, to say yes to His love, to receive His forgiveness, to […]

11/19/15 RUNNING WITH PATIENCE IS PERSEVERANCE IN THE “LONG RUN”

by Barry Lovett
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“Say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.” Colossians 4:17 When we feel discouraged and want to quit, it’s good to remember that the Lord who entrusted us with the privilege of spiritual service will give us the grace and strength to carry […]

9/25/15 GOD’S TIMING IS ALWAYS BEST

by Barry Lovett
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“Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.” Psalm 33:20 The Psalmist grew weary as he waited. He felt abandoned, as if his enemies were gaining the upper hand. When we’re waiting for God to resolve a difficult situation or to answer often repeated prayers, it’s easy to get discouraged. […]