But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. – 2 Corinthians 6:4-10 NKJV
Patience is a gift from God. Sometimes when we are waiting for change, we tend to ask God for the same thing. He hears us, no matter if we ask Him once or if we ask Him many times.
The Lord does not ignore us. He does not hold a grudge. He does not withhold communication from us, and He does not micromanage us. He is infinitely patient, loving, and kind.
When we focus too much on the trials of this world, we forget how powerful Jesus is to give us peace.
We can rejoice in His presence, rely on His wisdom, and emulate His love. Amen.