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August 25, 2013

Patience Is Holding Up Under Trouble And Trial

Gospel Basics Series: Christlike Attributes

“Patience is the capacity to endure delay, trouble, opposition, or suffering without becoming angry, frustrated, or anxious. It is the ability to do God’s will and accept his timing. When you are patient, you hold up under pressure and are able to face adversity calmly and hopefully. Patience is related to hope and faith-you must wait for the Lord’s promised blessings to be fulfilled.” Preach My Gospel, A Guide To Missionary Service

Patience is hard. Facing opposition and dealing with trouble can be painful especially if it endures for a long period of time. Holding up under pressure and facing adversity calmly and hopefully requires someone with a strong character.

The degree of greed has dramatically increased in the world. The U.S. is in trillions of dollars of debt and spends about 200 million dollars a day that it does not have. Patience is becoming a lost virtue. Many feel entitled.

Everyone has challenges and most want instant solutions. We want immediate gratification, which leads to weak character.

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