Patience permits us to cling to our
faith in the Lord when we are tossed about by suffering as if by surf.
When the undertow grasps us we will realize that we are somehow being carried
forward even as we tumble. We are actually being helped, even as we cry
for help. ~Neal A. Maxwell~
Sometimes when everything looks as
though it is going contrary to our heart’s desires, all we can do is
wait. Simply hold fast to the vision that you have in spite of how things
may appear in the moment…be steadfast in your resolve to see it through, and
watch how circumstances begin to change. Too often, our
"drive-through" conditioning for immediate gratification, can hamper
our ability to patiently wait on the reward that is available to us, when we
Thought for the
Miracles happen…but you have to
stick around to be one!
But recall the former days in which,
after you were illuminated, you endured a great struggle with sufferings:
partly while you were made a spectacle both by reproaches and tribulations, and
partly while you became companions of those who were so treated; for you had
compassion on me in my chains, and joyfully accepted the plundering of your
goods, knowing that you have a better and an enduring possession for yourselves
in heaven. Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great
reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of
God, you may receive the promise: "For yet a little while, And He
who is coming will come and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.
~Hebrews 10:32-38 (NKJV)~
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him
who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to
pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise
to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the
LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount
up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk,
and not faint.