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Not too many of us enjoy waiting, especially if we are on time and someone else is late. The longer we wait, the more frustrated we get, because we are not doing anything except waiting. Have you ever been tired of waiting on the Lord? He’s promised an answer, but you think He’s late in providing it. Maybe it’s time to activate faith AND works. Continue believing that the answer is coming, but don’t stop doing the good things you know to do while you are waiting. “And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart…

I’m single. I’m not writing that in desperation or ingratitude for the season I’m in, although that certainly hasn’t always been the case. And I realize others reading this may not be in the same stage of life. But the lessons I’ve learned in this waiting period are probably applicable to anybody, regardless of their relationship status. For years, I’ve been praying for God to bring “the one” into my life. Sometimes it’s been easy to wait, sometimes it’s been heartbreaking. I’ve been through the mind games of thinking I haven’t done enough to earn it, that I need to…

“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…