Patience is the power to press on through difficulties,
Persistence is the character developed through discouragements,
Perseverance is that lasting quality no matter what the detours
We lunge forward with a heart full of faith and a mouth full of praise.
Patience is the strength of Joseph,
who spent the best years of his life in a dungeon,
and came out saying, “God meant it for good”
Patience enables us to look at all our frustrations
and detours, and say to God,
I don’t know what You’re doing, Father.
I don’t want to be in this place.
I never thought I’d be in this place.
But You are wise and good,
and we trust that You are working something wonderful.
Strengthen us to wait patiently.