Patient: Able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.
In my life right now, one of the things that I am thankful for is the patience of Jesus. I used to only be thankful for the patience of Jesus when it came to Him loving me and being patient while I was a brat and may have walked away from Him during specific times in life.
However, in the season of life that I am in right now, I am learning to be thankful for the patience of Jesus as I work through the difficult thoughts and seasons throughout my life. As the creator of the universe, it would be so easy for Him to say, "Suck it up buttercup. I had it worse than you during my time on earth." But that is not AT ALL how Jesus handles me in my tough seasons.
He sits alongside of me and welcomes me to open up my heart in front of Him. He invites me to speak out all of the negative thoughts that I have running around in my brain. He calmly listens as I rapid-fire all of my questions and doubts that arise around His love and existence at times. He is my comforter in times when I feel like my life is legitimately falling apart.
But the catch is that He does all of these things within MY timing. He doesn't push me, he doesn't rush me, he listens to the some of the same scenarios over and over...and over....and over haha.
I serve a Lord who is patient with me during times when I have no patience for myself. I serve a Lord who is patient with me during times when I'm not exemplifying that same patience to others. I serve a Lord who is PATIENT.
Thank you Lord for being a Lord who is patient!