PATIENCE – the ability to wait, or to continue doing something despite difficulties, or to suffer without complaining or becoming annoyed
When everything is going our way, patience is easy to demonstrate. The true test of patience comes when our rights are violated, most importantly when we are treated unfairly. Impatience seems like a holy anger. The Bible, however, praises patience as a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) which should be produced for all followers of Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:14). Patience reveals our faith in God’s timing, omnipotence, and love.
Scripture: Hebrew 10:36
“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
— Leo Tolstoy
Jason Spiegel of Christianity Today discusses the virtue of patience. Check out his article for valuable insights on this topic.