Do you struggle with patience?
You are not alone--so many of us do and struggle with it in many different ways.
Maybe with your husband, or children, or driving your car, or facing challenges throughout the course of a day.
Maybe you grew up in a house of hotheads where you learned their ways.
And now you want to learn more self control.
But you feel it is out of reach.
As a young mom I struggled with having patience with my husband and children, especially in the early years. I have grown better in this area--not perfect, but definitely better.
With many children you get a lot of practice and learn a lot of humility as God grows you too. Remember that you are a work in progress and that He is not done with you yet! So give yourself some grace and mercy as He continues to refine you in this area.
Here are some helpful Bible verses that are helpful:
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
~ Romans 8:25
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
~1 Corinthians 13:4
~ Galatians 5:22-3
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
1 Thessalonians 5:14
I encourage you to memorize God's Word to help bring change into your life.
I hope that this post was an encouragement to you.
Here is a prayer for you:
Dear God, please help us all to have more patience and show Your love to others. Patience and love can open the door of the Gospel to others while lack of patience can make others put up walls. We want to draw others to You so please help us to do that. Please forgive us of our lack of patience and help us to grow in this area. We thank You for what you have done and what You are going to do and give You praise through it all. We ask this in the holy name of Jesus. Amen.