Patience: Waiting with Hope

Do you find your patience running thin when you are forced to wait for a green light or a dawdling child? In a culture that strives for maximum efficiency and instant gratification, it's easy to get frustrated when we are forced to wait. We expect an apology or compensation in return for our "patience." But this is bitter endurance, not true patience. We need to be reminded of patience as God intended it and how it can bring us peace in our fast-paced world. In this devotional, Megan Hill puts patience back into perspective with thirty-one daily reflections and calls to action. It's easy to see patience as what it is not and forget what patience is. Being patient is more than just not getting upset when your restaurant order is delayed. Patience is faithfulness over time. It's the diligent practice of godliness while you wait. It is a virtue that Christ embodied here on earth, and with his help, we can understand and cultivate steadfast patience ourselves.