We’re in the generation of wanting things at the snap of our fingers, right when we ask for it. We often find it hard to trust that God’s plan is perfect and think that ours may be better in the long run. It can sometimes get frustrating when we have to wait and be patient. It may even start to feel like the wait is too much to bear. Luckily, God gives us His word to help us turn to when we’re in need of patience!
Proverbs 14:29 says, “Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.” In this verse, God is telling us to be slow to anger. We often get so frustrated when God doesn’t answer our prayers right away, or even at all. We need to pray for understanding and self-control. If you can’t change the outcome, change the perspective!
Ephesians 4:2 says, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” This verse is a perfect verse to reflect on when struggling with patience with other people. Be humble and kind, having love for even those who hurt and persecute you!
2 Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” This is one of my favorite verses about patience. God is never slow or absent, He is simply fulfilling His will for you (and His plan is perfect!)! He is patient with us as we should be with Him!
I urge you all to pray for patience. It will change your perspective and give you peace in all situations.