On Patience

Patience. That is a big, scary, out-of-reach word, isn’t it? No one has enough of it; everyone wants more of it.

So how can we make that happen—how can you grow in patience? And, oh-by-the-way, are you sure you are aiming at the proper target?

Below you’ll find links to my four-part series on patience. These articles grew out of a Bible study I prepared; I hope it will be as helpful to you as it was to me when I prepared it!

Part 1: Defining Patience

Part 2: The God of Patience

Part 3: The Patience of Jesus

Part 4: How to Grow in Patience

(Note: I’ve updated and edited each of these posts since they were first published.)


Bonus Post! Before I wrote this series on patience, I reflected on the connection between a lack of patience and the idols in our hearts. You may be interested in diving into this post, too.

Impatience and Idolatry