Patiently waiting for an answer

Paul, in his letter to the Galatians, teaches that "longsuffering," rendered "patience" in many modern translations of the Bible, is a fruit of the Spirit. See Gal. 5:22. What benefits can patience bring to the practicing Christian? Let me tell you about my experience.

At one point in my life I felt the need for new direction in my career. I turned to God for an answer and soon felt a growing conviction that a certain type of work evidenced His plan for me. But somehow I did not feel peaceful about taking the initial step and so was reluctant to proceed in the midst of mental turbulence.

The basis of true friendship
January 11, 1982

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