Hold Your Ground with Patience
Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward. For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised.
─ Hebrews 10:35-36 AMP
“If one more person tells me to be patient, I’m going to scream,” Kellie shouted into the other room to her husband, Parker.
“Yeah, so go ahead and scream,” he said smiling, as he joined her in the kitchen. “Then what?”
“I just hate to wait. I feel stuck. When things aren’t working ….”
“How do you know things aren’t working? Just because you don’t see evidence, doesn’t mean that God is not at work,” Parker interrupted politely.
“It’s a vicious circle with me, and I know it,” Kellie admitted softly. “And you’re right. There are so many times when God was putting things into motion to benefit me. I should be much better at waiting by now.”
“It’s difficult to hold fast to faith and stay steady in faith when there is no evidence of anything happening,” Parker encouraged. “Because Christ lives in you, He has given you patience and endurance. You can trust Him to help you.”
Everyone faces difficult times. Maybe you have found yourself in a similar thought process or frustration in the “waiting” season. Sometimes we grow the most in the waiting, the process itself teaches us not only patience but perseverance and fortitude. As frustrating as it can be, we can trust God to help us hold our ground with patience and endurance.
Today’s One Thing
Turn things around today with the words of your mouth. Do a little self-talk and declare: “God is at work in my life. He is bringing out His goodness and I will endure with patience to see His outcome!” Take some time this week and journal the things in your life that you have gratitude for or the times that you have seen God move throughout your life. Remembering His past faithfulness can help in your present frustrations.