PATIENCE!

PATIENCE! A few years ago while my wife was waiting for two medical tests to be conducted at a local hospital patience and peace were both greatly needed. The two tests did not go well when she took them a month before and they resulted in a second hospital stay. This time she had the same tests and could not believe they were the same tests she had the month before. A different location for the tests, different medical personnel, and the same tests, but this time totally different circumstances and physical results followed the tests. Thank God for His supply of peace and patience in this prolonged medical event.

Patience was also needed while waiting for the test results which in the end brought good news and allowed my wife to move forward in her physical recovery. God is a great and awesome God and I know He doesn’t weary of hearing from us regarding our needs of all kinds and God is so good He always responds to us in the way that He deems best for us. Patience is sometimes difficult when we are waiting on things that seem to drag on for long periods of time. But from the Apostle Paul, who knew about trials and patience comes this word of advice, “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer,” (Ephesians :4:2 NIV). Whatever stage of life one may be in God is still teaching us much about patience and God cheers us on, “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord,” (Psalm 37:7 NIV). “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still,” (Psalm 27:14 NIV). Praise the Lord!

("Daily Reflections On God's Word" Volume 1 by Dr. Chuck Davis).

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