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Patience

Patience [ˈpāSHəns] NOUN

  1. the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.

How are we doing with this one, friends?  Some days better than others? Week 1 was hard. Weeks 2-4 we found our grove.  By week 5 we forgot which day was which and began identifying days by what we ate for dinner.  “On meatloaf day…” And here we are.  Week 6. That patience may be wearing a little thin.  It’s OK.  I get you.  “Stay home order extended” we hear. *Deep sigh* “Can I do another month,” you ask ourselves. So let’s do this:

  • Check out this website: https://www.biblegateway.com/

  • At the top of the page you’ll find a search bar.  You can even switch up which translations you want to search.

  • Type the word “patience” and/or “patient” and then click the search button.

  • Then just scroll and slowly read all the scripture that comes up with “patient.”

  • Breathe deep.

  • Find one that makes you pause and reminds you that with God you can continue to do this; one that helps to pull your patience up by the boot straps. 

  • Write it down and put it someplace where you can see it on a regular basis. 

 Here’s mine: I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1 Grace and Peace, Pastor Becky


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