When things are going well, we tend to be okay with God’s control. Being patient is not much of a challenge. But, when life becomes hard it is a different story. Patience is easily lost and frustration sets in. Why?
The Holy Spirit says that God is causing all the events in your life to work together for your good. So, when you look at life and fail to see God’s faithfulness, even in the painful things, you are judging God. God says he is always faithful and and gracious to those whom he loves. You are critiquing God based upon your perception of how your life is going. Not a good idea!
Patience means living in the expectation of God’s care regardless of the circumstances. This is true because unlike circumstances, God never changes.
Patience is the Holy Spirit’s path in difficult times. Patience is not something that is accomplished by human effort alone. Patience is the fruit of God’s Spirit. Patience is the art of trusting God and not judging him.