Friday's Verse of the Day Devotional
Good morning! When it comes to patience, most people like the benefit of patience but not the process of developing it. I've heard many people say, "Don't ever pray for patience because you will be tested like never before."
But in reality, we are to pray for patience because it is part of the fruit of the Spirit. Patience is defined as the ability to bear or endure pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance with calmness. It is a resistance to pressure and without pressure being applied, you have no measurement of strength or endurance.
Learn to find joy in the trials knowing the outcome is for your benefit and not your detriment. Your faith cannot grow unless it is tested and stretched like a muscle. When you perceive your trials as something meant to stop you, you will be frustrated. But when you see it as something meant to strengthen you, you will find joy to endure the hardship. Look at things with the right perspective as you make a great day!