Patience

Something To Mediate On . . . 

“Without patience, we will learn less in life.” -Mother Teresa 
 
God has been teaching me patience lately. So, what am I learning? I’m learning that to waiting patiently, and to be still (Ps. 46:10) is an indication that you are trusting God. I’m also learning that waiting is God’s method of producing spiritual maturity. The Holy Spirit reminded me that just like the final stages of redemption and deliverance from this body, when we wait patiently for our glorified bodies (Romans 8:24-25), waiting is not an unfortunate state of being. It’s a means to a great end! I confess patience is not my strongest virtue. However, my circumstances these last few months have taught me to wait patiently, to learn to endure, and to wait by faith for what I cannot see. f I could see it, then there would be no need for me to be patient. Patience is not born out of tranquility. It’s only when faith finds itself standing on one side with nothing but the promise of God, and carnal reality stands in opposition on the other side that our faith is tried and produces patience. And that is when patience produces a faith that endures. Remember, it’s only after we’ve endured that we’ll receive what we have been hoping for, so hang in there! 
 
~ Blanca
 
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