It is said that patience is a virtue, yet it is not one of my strongest characteristics. Proverbs 14:29 says “A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.” I suppose it would be safe to assume this scripture clearly explains the consequences of so many of my actions during the course of my life.
Job 6:11 says “What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?” If you’re like me it can sometimes seem that the end will never come when you’re going through a difficult experience in life. It can be frustrating when you’re waiting for something to happen and it just doesn’t happen soon enough to satisfy us. My generation is a very spoiled generation that wants what we want and we want it now. Instead of waiting on the Lord, His perfect timing and His grace to see us through our difficult times, we all too often step out ahead of Him and act independently. This is when we get ourselves into a mess and miss out on much of what the Lord has in store for us.
I don’t pray for patience anymore because it seems I’ve had to exercise it so much in my life, yet it remains a muscle that can’t seem to be worked into shape for me. Oh and believe me, each day presents sufficient opportunity to exercise it without me having to pray for it.
It is during these difficult times that we must also exercise our faith and trust in the Lord to accomplish those things that seem so impossible. He is truly the only One who can provide a great outcome for us. So there comes a time when we have to let go and let God have our situation to do what only He can do. So with whatever it is you may be facing today, LET GO AND LET GOD!