Have you ever noticed the more of a hurry you are in, the more red lights you hit, and you get to your destination five minutes late no matter what shortcut you take? But when you leave at the same time and don’t want to get there early, you somehow arrive five minutes early? What is up with that? I call it a life code. The less patience you have, the more time you lose; the more patient you are, the more time you gain!
Whoever is patient has great understanding, but who is quick-tempered displays folly.
Psalm 37:7, 9
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.
We do not want you to become lazy but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.