January 1, 2023
Waiting is often difficult, especially when there is pressure to act or decide something. And yet, life is full of seasons of waiting. God’s call is to be patient as his plan unfolds. Patience waits for the right timing, and God summons us to match his patience with our patience as we anticipate Christ’s coming.
James 5:7-10 7 Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. 8 You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. 9 Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. 10 As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.