Patience is a Virtue

“If any are inclined to despond, because they do not have such patience, let them be of good courage. It is in the course of our feeble and very imperfect waiting that God Himself, by His hidden power, strengthens us and works out in us the patience of the great saints, the patience of Christ Himself.”

Andrew Murray

Questions:

1. How has your patience perfected you?

2. Is it worth it to wait on God’s timing?

3. Why is patience a virtue?

4 thoughts on “Patience is a Virtue

  1. i know this is an old post, but my science teacher talked about this same thing today! praise the Lord!

  2. Bob,
    Great minds think alike… I reference Isaiah 40:31 in a later entry and I love the image of walking and not becoming weary. How has God renewed your strength as a result of being patient in Him? What advice can you give to those who feel like they cannot take one more step in God’s direction?

  3. Yet those who wait for the LORD
    Will gain new strength;
    They will mount up with wings like eagles,
    They will run and not get tired,
    They will walk and not become weary.
    Isaiah 40:31

    Patience demands trusting the Lord, refraining from impulsive responses to everyday challenges, developing a listening spirit, and taking our problems to the Lord rather than trying to solve them by ourselves. Turning to God means accepting his timetable and not our own. Patience can be virtuous when we use it for God’s glory and not our own. According to Isaiah 40: 31, we will find a new strength in waiting for the Lord.

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