One of the many reasons I love Him…Patience

One of the many reasons I love the Lord is because of His patience. My heart overflows with thanksgiving when I think of how patient He is. Looking back I can see how far I’ve come and how consistent and unchanging the Lord has been. Rather I was being faithful or faithless, obedient or disobedient. He remained the same. He was still God. He never wavered in His love for me. He patiently waited as I grew in faith and obedience.

Any discipline I have received from the Lord has always been done in love and tailored just for me (Proverbs 3:12). It was exactly what I needed to cause me to repent and turn my heart back to His. But there were many times He waited for me, and even today, although I have made some progress, the reality is that He is still waiting on me.

Psalm 139:16 NIV, “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

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I’m thankful that God loves us and is patient through our ups and downs. We often become impatient as we are going through periods of waiting. But as we wait, we must remember God is waiting too. Our lives were His idea in the first place. As Psalm 139:16 tells us, the plans He has for us were in His heart before we were even born. His love for us will not allow Him to rush anything. Now that’s true patience!

I pray the Lord would strengthen you as you continue to patiently trust His timing in every area of your life. May we be a reflection of His patience to others. May patience have her perfect work in you and me.

James 1:4 KJV, “But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”

51 thoughts on “One of the many reasons I love Him…Patience

  1. Very good posting Dawn. While i was reading I was thinking on fact that God is processing us in patience and we must be patient with one another then i see that you wrote “May we be a reflection of His patience to others” Patience is a form of confidence in God showing the He is working perfectly on our behalf.

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      1. That is true growing in patience is rewarding. We get to see the word of God work in our lives. We will see the beauty of the results when we wait on God as He work His purpose out in our situations.

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  2. Praise the Lord! God is patiently waiting on us to receive all that He has planned for us. I pray that God will give us the patience to wait on His timing. Another great post Dawn.
    Do you celebrate valentine’s Day? What are your thoughts about it?

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    1. Thanks Beverley! His timing is perfect even when we can’t understand it right away. I don’t usually do anything on Valentines Day. I always think it’s mostly for couples, although kids exchange gifts and cards too in grade school. I don’t know the history of it but of course it’s another big money making holiday here in the US lol. How about you?

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  3. Without God’s patience, I honestly know I would be totally lost. He has straightened my path far too many times. Anyone else would have been done with me long ago. Only God, the Father has infinite patience and love.

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  4. I totally agree with it! – He is so so patient with us. Love the emphasis on “even when we seem in a hurry because He has planned it and knows what fits us well, He will follow through with it – in His timing, not ours!. (Paraphrased)

    And another loving part is that He would never leave us comfortless through such moments that seems – God why the delay etc.
    He is just super amazing a father and lover to us!

    Thanks for sharing big sis. ❤

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