Lessons Learned from My Sickness – Part 3: The Virtue of Patience
By Pastor Ronny Luces
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 – it is the mother of all virtues.
Posted on FB: 2 March 2015 – 11:35 PM