Like children in the back seat of a car on their way to a fun place, we ask, God, are we there yet? Our faith stirs excitement. We trust the best is yet to come and believe in our glorious destination. However, impatience tries to steal our joy. When we understand that trials along the way test our faith, it helps us deal with the bumps on the road.
The back seat can be uncomfortable and over time makes us restless. When traffic hinders progress, we fight doubt and weariness. When traffic moves very slowly and other cars pass us, we become impatient. When the car breaks down, we combat discouragement and depression.
Patience is the ability to endure trials without being annoyed or anxious. This endurance, James tells us, is working to bring us to maturity. He tells us to let it work, and that is what we do when we close our eyes in the back seat, pray, worship and trust God, from glory to glory!
James 1:2-4 “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”Patience is the ability to endure trials without being annoyed or anxious. Click To Tweet