Patience is a virtue? No! Patience is a skill.

Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.

Psalm 27:14

Well, actually it’s a fruit of the Spirit! That means it’s produced when the presence of God dwells within us. So what do we do to help? How do we hone our skill, our connection to God?

It takes strength and courage. Waiting is not for the weak or the fearful. We trust God, we plan on his help and we do his good work in the meantime. It’s not a matter of our own power, really but our will to hold out until God’s help comes. Wait for the Lord!

Ethan Kirl