Earlier this week I blogged about worry (“why pray when you can worry,” oops, make that “why worry when you can pray?”) But worry goes hand in hand with patience. When our patience meters get out of whack, we tend to worry (at least I know this redhead does.)
Like this butterfly waiting patiently for someone to open the window.
Whatever we’re waiting for it’s easy to get caught up in angsty ‘it’s not happening yet” blues that push us into the realms of impatience. The challenge (I’m so still working on this) is to be present (& grateful) in this moment, something to consider this Lenten Saturday (& any day of the year.)
“Patience is not a waiting passivity until someone else does something. Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to be completely present to the moment, to taste the here and now, to be where we are.” Henri Nouwen
Patience asks us to have (a little more) faith.
“Faith is the willingness to receive whatever God wants to give, or the willingness not to have what God does not want to give.” Elizabeth Elliot
grace, peace & faith-filled patience
Virginia : )
Patience doesn’t come easy, takes time! Great quote by Elizabeth Elliot. Enjoy your weekend, what’s left of it anyway, God bless!
Amen, Steve. Elizabeth Elliot was an amazing woman of faith. I have several of her books that have inspired my faith. Blessings (& patience!) ✨🌟📚🌟✨
Yes, I have a biography about her life, a remarkable woman indeed!☺
Her life was remarkable, Steve. She wrote so many amazing books, including a biography of one of my Mama’s favorite women of faith: Amy Carmichael. Blessings! 🌷📚🌷
I didn’t know she had written a biography of Amy, will have to check that out, my sister would enjoy that.😀
Hey Steve, Elizabeth Elliot’s biography of Amy Carmichael is called “A Chance to Die.” I’m also a huge groupie of Amy Carmichael- I love her ‘Rose from Brier’ book. If your sister hasn’t read that one, it’s about how she dealt with a debilitating health condition. Blessings!!! ✨🔥✨
Thanks Virginia, I will check for those books!😀
I marvelled at the timing of your post, as if a sublime message sent to me from the heavens above as I am posting a series of why I have so much angst! Sigh. Thanks for this as it made a difference to my life during the period of time.
Hey GH, thank you for sharing your affirming encouragement that means loads to Blogger V. I’ve also been fighting the angst-worry-blues that has been pushing my patience meter upside down, so quotes are for me, too! Big hugs & lots of worry-busting love! 🤗✨🌟💜🌟✨🤗