Guide to Goodness

Greater Understanding. Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

Art by Melanie Boutiette Just Beloved

Don’t you think we can all use a big dose of patience?  After the challenges of living in what seems to be our new norm, attributes like patience, adaptability, and perseverance are key to not losing hope.  It is funny how God always gives us what we need, not necessarily what we want.  I guess I needed to grow in this area because this past year and a half has groomed me up to a whole new level of patience.  With so much uncertainty around my husband’s fragile health during a global pandemic, along with not working and discerning my next work role and, did I mention, the inability to be with my children, grands, family, and friends? It is only by God’s grace that I haven’t gone a bit batty!  But God uses everything for good.  Sitting in the solitude and spending time with my Creator has gifted me with a greater understanding of His mercy and grace and has given me deeper compassion for others and especially myself.

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