Patience

Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper—it only leads to harm. For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land.

Psalm 37:7-9

One of my weaknesses is patience. I have a bad habit of not being patient. I always want something Now. I have a hard time waiting, especially if I have to wait past the designated time. When I get my mind wrapped around something I want, I have to have it then. Numerous times I’ve jumped feet first into something because I must have it.

I almost feel like I need to print out this verse and tape it to my monitor at work. I need to repeat it like a mantra in my head. “Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper-it only leads to harm” Over and over again, I need to remember this, not giving it up until I’ve learned it well.

It’s been a beyond stressful week. And I’ve been letting that stress get the best of me, but I have a hard time keeping patient and keeping calm.

“Be still in the presence of the Lord…”

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