Rhetorical question, right? Everyone needs patience!
But, the real question is “How do we become patient?” This may seem difficult for us to grasp, but God really does care when we are short of patience. And he does supply us with an answer for spiritual growth in the area of restraint, calmness, composure, endurance. He does desire for us to be un-complaining and even-tempered. His formula for success is found in the verse below:
There are three parts to our growth in patience:
“Listen to my voice, Lord“— There can be no listening without speaking first. So that is our number one task: talk to God, pour out your heart to him, and be honest. If you are hurting, full of fear, lonely, or just plain angry, tell God. He is longing to listen to you.
“Each morning I bring my requests.”— That means daily. You know, God created each day to hold twenty-four hours, no more, no less, and it doesn’t matter if it is day or it is night. We can bring our requests, our thoughts, and our grief to our Heavenly Father, and THAT opens the door to healing.
“And wait...” Patience is cultivated by simply waiting. God’s time is different than ours, and his answers are always for our good. His love will provide all that we need at just the right time.
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Galatians 6:9