A Mother’s Day Post
“That the aged man be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith in charity in patience.”Titus 2:2 KJV
“Rejoicing In hope; having the ability to accept and tolerate delays, problems or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious; continuing instant in prayer.”Romans 12: 12
According to Webster’s dictionary “Patience is a verb” The word patience comes from the Greek word Hypomone – remain under or abide under.
If you take the biblical difinition of patience, you will realize there is more to being patient than tolerating problems without any complaining. Some might wonder what I am trying to convey, It doesn’t sound right does it? The Lord tells us to cast all of our problems and complaints upon him.
The ability to accept or tolerate situations or problems as they arise. Remaining calm and collective, stedfast in a way, meaning firm and unwavering.
(7) Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
(8) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
(9) whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
(10) But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.1 Peter 7:10 KJV
How do we respond when life doesn’t go according to plan? We respond by ceasing in prayer!
My patience and faith gathered within my heart August 17, 2017. I remember asking myself these perplex questions.
Had my faith failed me?
Had God Failed me?
Had I given up on my life’s plan?
What I hadn’t realized, I was misunderstanding God’s plan for my life. I had to come to the conclusion that if I were going to put my trust in God without wavering, I had to remember, his ways were beyond my understanding.
“As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”Isaiah 66:13 KJV
My faith is my lfeline!! The Lord says that we must have faith during our trials and tribulations. For many years I hadn’t realized that patience and faith compliment the other. Throughout my years of existence, I had not understood that being truly patient was the act of faith.
Faithfulness- Dependable, loyal and of trust.
Patience – Slowness to anger, slow to speak.
Whenever you are feeling that God shouldn’t have allowed a situation to arise, remember this scripture. Rather than descending into despair pick up the Bible. One of my favorite scriptures.
“Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of earth.
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable.
He gives strength to the weary.
And to him who lacks might He increases power.”Isaiah 40: 28-29 KJV
In conclusion; I can cheerfully endure my past sufferings, understanding that with patience and faith my healing is already here, no matter morning, noon or night, the Lord has my best interest at heart.