“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 […]
“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.
“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. The Psalmist had […]
“Even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.” Colossians 3:13 Before criticizing others we might ask the Lord to reveal our own shortcomings. Prior to ripping out the wires of relationships, we could check to see if patience and forgiveness are connected in our own heart. It’s good to look inside our heart – to check […]
“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 in the […]