Thursday, December 12
O Rewarder of Patience, Come
James 5:8 . . . so you also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
O Rewarder of Patience, Come~
Teach us to live in patient hope.
Too often we seek the immediate answer,
the quick fix, the spontaneous response,
unwilling to wait for the wisdom that comes from the pause, from the quiet,
from listening to you.
Too often we give up hope
when the answers do not come swiftly,
when relationships are not mended instantly,
when we feel our plans moving backward,
Still us enough
to take the long view, the eternal view,
and give us patience to wait in joyful hope.