Tag Archive | patience

waiting patiently.

It’s normal for us to ask where God is when we are grieving.

We question if he even exists.

We question all the things we’re told: how much he loves us, how he is with us, how he cares.

It doesn’t feel like it, does it?

It isn’t easy to not have all the answers. Especially if you live in a wealthy, productive, and successful part of the world.

We are conditioned for impatience.

Death is one thing we cannot control. We have to accept it. But we are wired to have hope and faith – to believe beyond death.

The Bible says this: He [God] has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Thing is, it’s normal to close off that part of our heart when we come face to face with tragedy. It’s because we are protecting ourselves.

In time, we will open up, little by little, as God whispers truths of comfort into our broken hearts.

In other words, there is no quick fix. It takes time. God is there, helping us through the time it takes.

Throughout the Bible, God tells us we need patience.

But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

There is nothing to do but believe.

There is nothing to do but wait.

If we keep wrestling, we’ll become exhausted.

Body, soul, and spirit exhausted.

God will help you be patient.

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friday’s quote.

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.

-Victor Hugo

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trust.

You have to trust in something.

When our computer goes up we call someone who knows how to fix it. We trust the technician.

When our car breaks down we call someone who knows how to fix it. We trust the mechanic.

But for some reason, when things go wrong in our lives we don’t call the one who knows how to fix it. In fact, we do everything “but”.

God made you. He knows what works and what doesn’t. We are given the choice whether we believe that or not.

I can tell you for certainty, he knows how to help you. But it may take some patience on your part. It may take being teachable and willing to listen. It may take doing some things you don’t want to do.

And trust.