Words for 2019: Patience


Becoming Bridge Builders

Patience is forged over the hot coals of trials. Those trials strengthen us for the long journey of faith. – Keith Haney

One of my readers picked the word patience for their word for 2019. I have never asked God for patience for I fear the things I would have to go through to develop that spiritual muscle. Yet, the last twelve months of my life has been a constant lesson in patience. In preparing this post I came across the greatest explanation of the biblical understanding of patience.

Hebrews 12:1 tells us to “run with endurance” the race set before us. George Matheson wrote, “We commonly associate patience with lying down. We think of it as the angel that guards the couch of the invalid. Yet there is a patience that I believe to be harder — the patience that can run. To lie down in the time of grief, to…

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