“Let us run with patience.”
Many of us could tearlessly deal with our frustration if only we were allowed to do so in private…
But what shows an incredible strength…is continuing to work after a set-back…
To run with a heavy heart, and perform our daily tasks with a deep sorrow in our spirit…not in the privacy of our homes…but in the open street, for all to see.
That is Christlike!
And that was the kind of patience Jesus had…It was both waiting and running at one time—waiting for the ultimate goal while in the meantime doing lesser work.
Think about it…at Cana of Galilee, Jesus turned water into wine so the marriage feast would not be ruined…in the desert, He fed the multitude with bread, simply to relieve a temporary need…yet all the time, He knew at His full potential He was to save the world.
Dear God, I know I’m always thinking about me and my wants…and when things don’t go my way, I throw a fit and feel as though You don’t love me as much as You should. Give me the grace to have the patience that keeps toiling on especially for the sake of others, even when things are not looking so good for me. Amen.