Patience’s Purpose

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:2-4 KJV

Aah…patience. Do you have all you need, dear reader? I don’t have to think about this one. I require more patience. Who doesn’t?

Gaining patience is hard work. It takes…well, patience! 😉

One of the secrets to having patience is understanding the reason behind the test. When we realize there is a point to it all, we are free to focus on Jesus and not our circumstances.

Action

When various troubles and trials come our way.

Reaction

Count it a joy. Not because we enjoy pain, but because there is a lesson to be learned. We will reap the benefits of the test!

Reason

The trying of our faith worketh patience. Patience has a purpose. Without patience, we aren’t complete.

Purpose

Experience produces maturity. How can we mature if we never face hardship?

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This month’s theme is patience through trials. How do you view the different storms in your life?

10 thoughts on “Patience’s Purpose

  1. Oh, Gail, this is one area that I have a LOT of trouble with. I tend to have and be patient in and with just about everything except my family. Trust me when I say that I’m a real trial to them some days! (And of course, the more I pray about it, the more Satan steps in and wreaks havoc!)
    Thanks for the post, it was one I needed to see today!
    The flowers are beautiful; your son did well!
    Blessings~

    • Robbye, you are not alone. At times, I think I’ve got this figured out, but then something happens to prove me otherwise.
      Yet it is my struggles that draw me to Him. He knows what I need.
      Thanks for dropping by and commenting, dear friend. ❤

      • Thanks, Gail. I try to draw closer, but I keep having this push/pull reaction!
        This year the Lord’s been placing the word Trust on my heart. Boy, do I have a hard time with that one; and patience is part of learning to trust Him.
        Hugs, sweet friend!
        Blessings~

  2. Realizing that our trials and tribulations carry a deeper meaning, a purpose…that’s half the battle, isn’t it? But sometimes I don’t even think about that until I’m on the other side…
    Thanks for the reminder, Gail, and what lovely flowers! What a beautiful reminder of your son’s thoughtfulness. ❤

    • It’s easier to see the purpose once we’ve crossed the river. I think understanding comes with age or it has for me, anyway. But I still struggle sometimes when I’m having to wait! 😊
      My kids are treasures! I thank God for the gift of children. Thanks for stopping and commenting, Tori! ❤

  3. Dear Gail, I couldn’t agree more about “focusing on Jesus instead of our circumstances” to gain peace and patience. This is true for all areas of our lives. By the way, I love the flowers featured in this post–so lovely. ❤
    Blessings ~ Wendy

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