“And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.”
No one sets out to build a house without tools, and yet why do so many of us face life’s journey without the necessary tools to come out stronger? Patience, perseverance, and endurance are the tools of a man and woman of faith.
In this instant generation when we are used to having what we want at the click of a button, these virtues are rarely celebrated. But ask Abraham and Sarah and they will tell you that faith is coupled with patience in inheriting the promise of God for your life.
Don’t forget the promise of God for your life. If your present situation does not agree that picture of God, don’t lose hope.
Are you tempted to listen to the voice of your situation bringing doubt in your heart?
Patience becomes our protection against the grumbling of the adversary. The first lesson in patience is learning to count trials as joy. The love you give, the forgiveness you show, the patience and forbearance that grace your life will surely produce much fruit, perhaps long after you have forgotten about them. God never forgets. Give God time!
When you are patient, you discover God’s presence, because in the waiting, God is working!