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Let Patience
‪Have you ever waited for someone for so long that you eventually became tired of waiting and left, only to later find out that they had returned a few minutes after your departure?
Many times we get tired of waiting for God to deliver on His promises to us. We have prayed, fasted and given our resources to the poor. We have even begun to serve in God’s house and yet it appears that God will not answer. Today’s reading encourages us to ‘let patience have its perfect work so that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.’ James 1:4 (KJV) Therefore knowing and trusting that God’s word will surely come to pass greatly increases our patience. Has God said it? He will do it. So let us not run away from trials; it is in the struggles of life that we learn patience.
Consider the extraordinary love that God has for us, ‘
He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.’ James 1:18 (NLT) This love foresaw mankind’s evolution, a love that knows us before we even knew ourselves, and, gave Himself as atonement despite our transgressions, a love that has waited patiently, from the beginning, for us ‘his prized possessions’ to be as He first thought. And we can’t wait for God to answer us?
How can we not be patient? Our Most beloved and Heavenly Father daily demonstrates love and patience towards us. He sent the Holy Spirit to comfort and guide us. Love helps us stay patient, love is patient. You love God, you will be patient and you will receive what is promised to you.
While you wait, pray. Pray in the spirit for the strength to not give up. Pray in the spirit for the strength to hold on until you receive the promise.
Don’t throw in the towel! In a little while, you’ll receive the promise.

Prayer:
Lord, give me the grace to wait upon You until I receive what has been promised to me. Help me to grow in my love for You so that, no matter what, I won’t lose faith in You. Thank you Jesus.

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