“Patience is not simply the ability to wait — it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” – Joyce Meyer
Sometimes the Lord asks us to “sit and wait”.
And think about it –isn’t “sitting and waiting” one of the hardest things to do sometimes, depending on what the situation is? Sometimes it seems impossible.
I mean, isn’t there something about “pacing and waiting” that seems so much easier?
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” -Psalm 46:10
Sitting and waiting in a waiting room when you or a loved one are in pain or dying or in danger, sitting and waiting on answers, sitting and waiting when you know what you’re going to endure will be hard or painful.
Jesus had to sit and wait. He knew what He would have to endure.
But God doesn’t ask us to “sit and wait” in our own strength. He knows we don’t have that kind of strength on our own. He knows that we can only do it through His strength, through the help of the Holy Spirit.
He shows us how to be patient in the waiting…
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” – Romans 12:12
Lord, help us in the “sitting and waiting” –we can’t do it on our own, we lean on You in this waiting room. We trust in You.
“May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy.” — Colossians 1:11