“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.” Psalms 27:14
“If you love me, obey my commandments” John 14:15
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
We often associate 1 Corinthians 13 with weddings and romantic relationships. Although it is true, the verses are talking about love in general.
1 John 4:8 says that God is love.
How can we truly apply “the love verses” to our relationships with others if we haven’t applied it to our relationship with God.
All these attributes of love are attributes of God. God is patient with us and He is out hope. He has a lot to deal with in our selfishness, yet He never gives up on us. As we try to love God as fully and consuming as we can, we need to act in these ways toward Him.
Although He has great things in store, they may not come right away. We need to be patient in the wait. This isn’t an instinct. It is not a natural reaction. Our patience will come through truly loving Him. It will come through a strong and seasoned relationship.
In order to recognize and apply love in the way it is intended, we need to learn to love God. We need to first understand and accept His sacrifice on the cross and then fervently jump into a relationship. We develop in a relationship by learning more about the person and working out an exchange in conversation and in action. Then, as a result, you will be able to adequately love one another. We live our lives in constant dissatisfaction.
It is positive thing to long for more in your relationship with Christ, but impatience is an attribute and an attitude of lack of trust and lack of love.
We are imperfect and the one who is Love has patience with us.
He is perfect, but we find ourselves constantly frustrated with the wait. Do you believe the God has the plan in place? Do you trust that He will work everything for your good? Do you love Him?
Love is patient.