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One of the hardest times to sit still and be quiet is in a waiting room. For a child this is no easy task. Parents will tell their children to sit still and be patient. From this, many believe that patience is the ability to wait without complaint. However, patience is more than that. It is the determined purpose to keep moving forward regardless of the adversity one is facing.

Patience as spoken of in the Bible is synonymous with perseverance. Throughout the Christian life, one is to remain steadfast in the Lord. Jesus said, “…Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.” (Revelation 2:10b). No one can accomplish this without patience. So, the question is, “How do we grow in patience?” Let us, therefore, consider the following.

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