Glenda Mills

Hope That Doesn't Disappoint

When You Need Patience


The fruit of the Spirit is



Imitate those who through faith and
inherit what has been promised.

Let Patience
have [her] perfect work, that ye may
be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

The farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth being
over it, until it receives
the early and late rain.

 We pray you will be strengthened with
all His glorious power so you
will have all the
 and endurance you need with joy. 

For whatever things were written before
were written for our learning, that through
and encouragement of the Scriptures
we might have hope.

For you have need of
so that,
after you have done the will of God,
you may receive the promise.



Scripture verses taken from:

Galatians 5: 22 NASB, Hebrews 6:12 NIV, James 1:4 WEB, James 5:7 HNV, Col. 1:11 NIV, Romans 15:4 HNV, Hebrews 10: 36 Web

Photo ©Glenda Mills June 2013

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18 thoughts on “When You Need Patience

  1. Ah yes, a word and fruit of the Spirit we all need. Thanks for the reminder


  2. I love and needed this! A “fruit” of the Spirit I have been keenly aware I need (much) more of–I just wish I always loved the way it is produced! My favorite “patience” verse is actually in 1 Cor 13:4, “Love is patient, love is kind …” I’m not always patient (or kind), but it helps so much to remember Jesus always demonstrates both patience and kindness toward me as I’m (still) learning 🙂

    Blessings to you!


    • Cindy,
      What a joy to receive your comment on my post even as I was commenting on yours.
      Truly, I am grateful to find a kindred spirit such as yours whenever we connect. May God grant us both His patient love to others and even to ourselves when we don’t always get it right. It sure makes me continue to be dependent upon Him for His Life Giving Spirit who produces His fruit within us. Oh for the manifest presence of God, so that I walk in His Spirit, and find true rest in Him.


  3. I am not a very patient person. But, I do have faith and hope and the Word of God encourages me. I am not perfect. I am a work in progress 🙂

    A lovely post and a beautiful photo!
    P.S. Your blog header is awesome!


  4. A long day at work, and I come home to this lovely blog . . . thank you. The flower reminds me of the patience that brings the bloom to beauty – love this!


    • Oh yes, it takes time and patience for that Lily to bloom. It has to die and be buried before it pushes through the earth. Oh to be like the Lily of the Valley and bear The beauty of His patience! Have a good weekend!


  5. Thank you for sharing, Glenda. I need this reminder in my own life right now.


  6. All I know is, the times I’ve prayed for patience, I’ve been given something to need the practice!! 🙂 Patience is something I need much more of…but I don’t like the practice sessions very much!


    • Melody,
      I know! I feel the same way. It’s not something that comes easy and you said it right…its a practice session. With God’s grace we can practice until we get it right.


  7. What a good encouraging reminder-not always our human nature, but God is faithful, and His timing is always perfect. Lovely photos and Scripture. Thank you for this good exhortation.


    • I agree, Laura. Patience is not a natural strength. So grateful The Lord is patient with us and gives us this gift through His Spirit when we ask. Thanks for stopping by Laura.


  8. Beautiful, Glenda. I especially love the new improved one 🙂 Can’t wait until next week!


  9. Thank you for that beautiful reminder to “be patient” I need constant reminders!!


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