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“For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” Hebrews 10:36 I’ve left this need until the last, because it is not the easiest thing to talk about.  It has been said that we should never pray for patience, because the Lord will allow things to come into our lives to teach us patience.  The writer of Romans said it this way: “knowing that tribulation worketh patience.” I remember a friend a few years ago telling us: “I prayed the Lord would give me patience, but I didn’t realize…

Isaiah 40:31 King James Version (KJV) But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. It’s hard to wait – let alone be in a season of waiting.  Having to wait can stir up questions and emotions within us and we always seem to want to rush through the waiting as fast as we can.  It can feel so draining, and like such a waste of time when we have to wait. During times when I…

“Then they said to Jeremiah, The LORD be a true and faithful witness between us, if we do not even according to all things for the which the LORD thy God shall send thee to us. Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God, to whom we send thee; that it may be well with us, when we obey the voice of the LORD our God.” Jeremiah 42:5-6. The Book of Jeremiah is filled with stories of how God sent a message to His people, and they failed to…