Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
Patience is a virtue, Possess it if you can.
What is Biblical Patience?
I.The Godly Response To Pressure.
The pressures of life, says Paul, are used by God to produce perseverance
II. The Process Of Becoming Strong In The Lord
There are NO short cuts to patience for those who are being trained by pressure:
The trial of the wall strengthened me for the day I would get over it
Pressure, patience and power come from our trials
III. What Does Patience Do In My Life?
Strength to fulfill God’s purpose in my life
Strength to fulfill my responsibility to others.
Dependence on something out of my control to bring about the fruit…here rain Establish patience in your hearts…