My lack of patience has gotten me into more trouble than the lack of any other character trait I can think of!
To my own detriment, I like to keep moving, get things done and see things moving forward. As I walk with God, sometimes He seems to walk awfully slow.
My daughter Anna, her husband Joel and their three children, Ella, Jude and Cameron are experiencing some challenging times at the moment. A few weeks ago she sent me this:
I know God is doing a great work in us.
I am reading this book called “CALM My Anxious Heart” by Linda Dillow and last night I read this part that she quoted from a man named Andrew Murray who was facing a trial:
“In time of trouble, say: First, He brought me here. It is by His will I am in this strait place; in that I will rest. Next, He will keep me here in His love, and give me grace in this trial to behave as His child.
“Then, say: He will make the trial a blessing, teaching me lessons He intends me to learn, and working in me the grace He means to bestow.
“And, last, say: In His good time He can bring me out again. How and when, He knows; therefore, say: I am here…
“1. By Gods appointment,
“2. In His keeping,
“3. Under His training,
“4. For His time.”
Is there something going on in your life right now that is posing a fair share of challenges for you? By His grace and for His honor, the above can help you to trust and not hate to wait! Thanks, Anna, for passing this along.