Saturday, April 18, 2015

Patience (Elements of Existence) #AtoZChallenge

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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11
New International Version (NIV)

      In this world, and especially in our time, we have to have a lot of patience.  We find ourselves on phone hold, sitting in traffic, or waiting in lines.   We wait for important mail, checks, or for dinner to be ready.  Rarely do we enjoy waiting, but whether or not we like it, waiting is a fact of life.

       Some of us may be waiting for God to do something big in our lives.  Or for that matter something small.  We wait for God and wonder where He is when we need him.  It's not like the futility of honking ones horn in the traffic or complaining to others when the line is long and doesn't seem to be moving fast enough.  We might try praying, but it's important to remember that we are on God's time and within God's plans for us.

         Grumbling will only discourage us and get us feeling despondent.   Praise God for what you have and wait for your prayers to be answered.  Stress and negativity is not only bad for your health, it can literally kill you.   Be glad that you are able to wait with hope within you.  

          Faith will bring healing and eventually the right answer to prayers.  Patience in the presence of God has rewards far bigger than anything you wait for in this world.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:12
New International Version (NIV)

1 comment:

  1. Amen. I for one know that I can use a little more patience in my own approach and that will only come with building my faith through prayer. Both good P words. Thanks Arlee. Maria@Delight Directed Living


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