[Willow Creek Association] 1998-06-14 - Verses on Patience

Seems to me the faster we go, the less patient we become. God anticipates our every need and every situation we face in life. His Word is full of answers for our needs. Let's look at some verses, (patiently), on patience. All of the verses are from the New Century Version (NCV).

Numbers 14:18 'The LORD doesn't become angry quickly, but he has great love. He forgives sin and law breaking.

Ruth 3:18 Naomi answered, "Ruth, my daughter, wait here until you see what happens. Boaz will not rest until he has finished doing what he should do today."

1 Samuel 12:16 "Now stand still and see the great thing the LORD will do before your eyes.

Psalm 37:7 Wait and trust the LORD. Don't be upset when others get rich or when someone else's plans succeed.

Psalm 4:4 When you are angry, do not sin. Think about these things quietly as you go to bed. Selah

Psalm 37:34 Wait for the LORD's help and follow him. He will honor you and give you the land, and you will see the wicked sent away.

Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD. He turned to me and heard my cry.

Isaiah 25:9 At that time people will say, "Our God is doing this! We have waited for him, and he has come to save us. This is the LORD. We waited for him, so we will rejoice and be happy when he saves us."

James 5:11 We say they are happy because they did not give up. You have heard about Job's patience, and you know the Lord's purpose for him in the end. You know the Lord is full of mercy and is kind.

Psalm 86:15 But Lord, you are a God who shows mercy and is kind. You don't become angry quickly. You have great love and faithfulness.

Psalm 130:5-6 I wait for the LORD to help me, and I trust his word. I wait for the Lord to help me more than night watchmen wait for the dawn, more than night watchmen wait for the dawn.

Ecclesiastes 7:8 It is better to finish something than to start it. It is better to be patient than to be proud.

Colossians 1:11 God will strengthen you with his own great power so that you will not give up when troubles come, but you will be patient.

Hebrews 6:12 We do not want you to become lazy. Be like those who through faith and patience will receive what God has promised.

James 1:2-4 My brothers and sisters, when you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy, 3 because you know that these troubles test your faith, and this will give you patience. 4 Let your patience show itself perfectly in what you do. Then you will be perfect and complete and will have everything you need.

Lord, forgive us for going to fast to slow down for you. Forgive us for being short-fused. Help us to be patient in all that we do. In Jesus' name, Amen.