Lessons Learned from My Sickness – Part 3: The Virtue of Patience

Rev. Ronny Luces healing
Patience is the mother of all virtues

Psalm 30: 5 says, I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope.

In my long days of hospital confinement, I have plenty of time being still, waiting, praying, and accepting God’s will in my life. There the Lord taught me the virtue of patience.

Oftentimes we just want things to be hurried. We have zero tolerance for delays.

But as I observed how medicine is being administered – I find out that they do not act instantly or immediately.

For medicines to work, they must be taken religiously, after 4 hours, or every after meals, and with the right dosage.

You can’t just expect medicines to act right away. You must be patient in taking them, and you must be patient in waiting for its effect to come.

You must patiently give time for medicines to act in your body.

Is your patience being tried right now? Do you find it hard to keep still, wait, and accept life’s circumstances that come unexpectedly?

Learn to be patient for it has been said – its the mother of all virtues.

Posted on FB: 2 March 2015 – 11:35 PM

Jaro Evangelical Church

About the Author

Rev. Ronny Luces was the Minister for Administration and Community Service of Jaro Evangelical Church (JEC), Iloilo City, Philipines. He, his wife, Martha and daughter, Ronamae have been with JEC’s ministry since 1994.

Pastor Ronny graduated from Central Philippine University College of Theology in 1985 and was pastor of several Baptist churches.

In January 2015, after tests and two long hospital confinements, Pastor Ronny got the word he had lung cancer. He underwent chemotherapy.

Praying for healing and going through all the medical processes, Pastor Ronny started writing his reflections “Lessons Learned from My Sickness.”

On 9 July 2015, Pastor Ronny rested his earthly life.

May Pastor Ronny’s series of reflections and meditations strengthen your hope and faith as you go through your own life’s battles.