The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

The Lord is patient with us. This is some of the best news we can receive. Perhaps you have gone down the wrong road in life, and the Lord gently called you back. The Lord patiently puts people in our path to tell us about Jesus. He is continually working to call us to faith or to deepen our faith.

God loves to help us overcome reoccurring sins when we ask Him. The Lord works with us along our journey in so many ways each person could write a book about His fantastic patience. Psalm 86:15But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. [1]

The Lord is Patient with the Disciples

James and John came to Jesus for a favor. They desire to sit on the right and His left when He comes into His Kingdom. Selfish ambition fueled this request. Patiently, Jesus tells them they don’t know what they are asking.

As the other disciples overhear the conversation, they are indignant. Then with great ease, Jesus patiently uses this as a teaching time to instruct them about authentic leadership. Mark 10:42 So Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. 43 But among you, it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, 44, and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else.[2]

Developing Patience is Not Easy, but it is Rewarding

Patience is perhaps one of the most challenging qualities for us to develop in a world that values a fast pace. Patience also reaps large rewards of peace, as Paul tells us. Romans 5:We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.[3] To be patient when things don’t go well is a gift from the Lord.

Because God is Patient, We can Run Toward Him

We read about God’s patience with us coming to faith. 2 Peter 3: The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed but wants everyone to repent. [4] The patience of God should give us great peace and joy. If we do something wrong, He is not quick to throw us off to the side like an old shoe. He will have patience. Because of God’s patience, you can run toward Him and not away from Him. To hear how the Lord is patient with us, listen here:

[1-4] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.

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