We all have to be patient these days. Things are not the same for right now. It’s going to be a while until life starts shifting back towards normal. Patience can be hard to achieve at times. I found some Bible verses listed at dailyverses.net. I then found some strategies to practice.
The following Bible verse is very appropriate for many during this time. Galatians 6:9, “Let us not become weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Proverbs 16:32, “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.”
Psalms 27:14, “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yea, wait for the Lord!”
Ephesians, 4:2 “With all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love….”
Romans, 8:25, “But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.”
Romans, 12:12, “Rejoice in you hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
Ryan Hart on ryanhart.org has a good idea. He suggests trying to come up with three strategies a week to help with practicing patience. One is to count to three and then smile. I do know smiling helps us feel better.
Rhett Power on inc.com has an article entitled: 4 Tips to Help You Be a More Patient Person
- Make Yourself Wait. Rhett suggests starting with small things
- Stop Doing Things That Aren’t Important
- Be Mindful of the Things That Make You Impatient
- Relax and Take Deep Breaths
Here is one if you can and need to: Leave the situation to take a short break
Prayer – Any of the previous big ones would do, but how about focusing on yourself and include patience. Praying big is good, but it can be overwhelming at times.