Practicing Patience When God Has You Waiting
When we bring our concerns to the Lord over and over, we can get tired of waiting. Galatians 5 lists patience as a fruit of the Holy Spirit, and we know that the entire creation has been groaning like a child in labor until now.
The New Bible Dictionary defines patience as “God-given restraint in the face of opposition or oppression,” citing James 5:7, Colossians 1:10-12, Psalm 40:1, and Revelation 14:12.
What does God say about praying for patience?
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and pray without ceasing.” “I waited patiently for the Lord; he bent to me and heard my cry.” “Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.”
How can I be patient with God?
It’s difficult to wait for God’s timing, but God’s timing is always perfect.
- #1: Waiting on God’s plans takes patience and faith.
- #2: Waiting is difficult, but it serves a purpose.
- 1) Pray.
- 2) Read Your Bible.
- 3) Surrender to the Process.
- 4) Think about the Lessons in the Wait.
- 5) Focus on the Blessings.
How do you pray for patience and strength?
Dear God, please give me strength when I am weak, love when I am lonely, courage when I am afraid, wisdom when I am foolish, comfort when I am alone, hope when I am rejected, and peace when I am in turmoil.
How does God teach you patience?
God wants to produce patience in us to slow us down and teach us how to trust in him. God does not test us just to test us, but to teach us to walk in his ways and trust in him.
What is a good prayer for healing?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
How did Jesus show patience?
He was patient with the multitudes as they pressed around Him, with the woman taken in sin, with those seeking His healing power, and with little children, despite their lack of faith and slowness to recognize and understand His divine mission. He was patient with the multitudes as they pressed around Him, with the woman taken in sin, with those seeking His healing power, and with little children.
What is God’s perfect timing?
God’s perfect timing accomplishes two things: it strengthens our faith by forcing us to wait and trust in Him, and it ensures that He, and He alone, receives the glory and praise for bringing us through. “My times are in Your hands,” Psalm 31:15 says.
How can I be patient and wait on the Lord?
Psalm 37:3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed; 4 Delight thyself also in the Lord, and he shall give thee the desires of thy heart; 5 Commit thy way unto the Lord, and trust in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
What it means to wait on the Lord?
7. Expecting the Lord to save. Another important aspect of waiting on the Lord that we see in Scripture, particularly in the Psalms, is the concept of expectancy. Waiting on God means expecting God to act, which is God’s nature: to save his people.
What is the prayer for today?
Father in heaven, I come before You today in Your omnipotent presence to ask for strength. I want You to give me the strength to power through all of the tasks I have today u2014 big and small. It is by Your will that I live, and I know it is also by Your will that I will not be weak today.
How do you pray for someone in the hospital?
When Praying with Patients, What to Say (and What Not to Say)
- Always ask first if you can pray for or with them.
- Ask what they’d like prayer for.
- Begin with “Dear Lord” or “God”
- Address God as you know Him from your heart.
- Ask for “His Will” rather than miraculous healing.
- Close the Prayer “In Your Name”
- Keep the Prayers Short.
How do you pray for humility?
To humble my human nature; to never think of myself as superior to others, as this could elevate me above you; and to let my heart always imitate your humility.
What is the power of patience?
Patience is an emotionally liberating practice of waiting, watching, and knowing when to act, not passivity or resignation.
What is the benefit of patience?
Patience makes life easier because it reduces negative emotions such as stress, anger, and frustration, and it makes people calmer and more adaptable to change.
What is the biblical definition of patience?
In the first sense, patience is a quality of self-control or not succumbing to anger, even in the face of provocation; it is attributed to both God and man and is closely related to mercy and compassion. In the second sense, patience is a quality of self-control or not succumbing to anger, even in the face of provocation; it is attributed to both God and man and is closely related to mercy and compassion.