Give Me Patience,
Lord, Right Now!
We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly,
encourage the fainthearted, help the weak,
be patient with everyone.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 NASB
As busy people living in a fast-paced world, many of us find that waiting quietly for God is difficult. Most of us are impatient for God to grant us the desires of our
heart. Usually, we know what we want, and we know precisely when we want it: right now, if not sooner. But God may have other plans. And when God's plans differ from our own, we must trust in His infinite wisdom and in His infinite love.
God instructs us to be patient in all things. We must be patient with our families, our friends, and our associates. We must also be patient with our Creator as He unfolds His plan for our lives. And that's as it should be. After all, think how patient God has been with us.
Our challenge is to wait in faith for the day of God's favor and salvation.
How do you wait upon the Lord? First you must learn to sit at His feet and take time to listen to His words.
As we wait on God, He helps us use the winds of adversity to soar above our problems. As the Bible says, "Those who wait on the LORD . . . shall mount up with wings like eagles."
Two signposts of faith: "Slow Down" and "Wait Here."
Dear Lord, let me live according to Your plan and according to Your timetable. When I am hurried, Lord, slow me down. When I become impatient with others,
give me empathy. Today, Lord, let me be a patient Christian, and let me trust in You and in Your master plan. Amen
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