It’s the word you hear as you stand in a long line. It’s the word you push away while you wait in traffic. What am I talking about? Patience.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience …” (Gal. 5:22 ESV). Yep. There’s the word we’re trying to avoid. But we can’t. Patience is a manifestation of the Spirit’s work in our lives. It’s not an option for the believer. But how? That’s the million-dollar question.
Let’s talk about road rage.
Decisions can be daunting. As I get older, I find myself facing more and more decisions. Knowing my decisions lay the foundation for my future, I often find myself afraid of messing up.
The natural thing to do when faced with a decision is to talk about it with someone else. But I’m learning an important lesson: people usually don’t know the answer.
For the past several weeks, I’ve been contemplating a big decision. Naturally, I’ve discussed this decision with numerous people. However, different people give me different responses. One person says this, and another person says that. In other words, if I listen to every voice, I find myself in a handful of different situations at the same time. And that means confusion.
I had the inclination to read in Deuteronomy this morning—not my first choice. Hey, I’m just being honest. The Apostle Paul is usually more interesting than Moses.
So I opened my Bible to the fifth book and began reading. In only three verses, God revealed something to me I hadn’t before realized. Let’s take a look:
Do you ever have trouble trusting God? I do. But God has led me to a helpful Bible verse, and I’d like to share it with you.
“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him” (Psalm 62:5 NLT).
Four words really stick out to me in this verse: all, wait, quietly, and hope. My intention is to study the above-mentioned verse in depth. In this way, each of those four words can be fully grasped in the context of God’s Word.
A 2016 Kia Sorento occupies a space in the garage of a person I know.
Okay, okay, I know what you’re thinking: “Duh! That’s what all cars do.” Let me rephrase that statement: It only occupies a space in the garage.
It’s probably on its second tank of gas in over a year of ownership! The wheels are spotless, the car is scratch-less, the engine – barely used – is powerless.