Even just in the title of Jeremiah Burroughs 1648 work we are told that contentment for the Christian is precious and valuable, and that it is uncommon.
They say that patience is a virtue, but why is that? And why is it so hard to be patient?
Patience for me is a challenge not least because I have a bias for action, and things do not always go according to plan.
Try and strive and plan and maneuver and position elements and my internal world as I may, the Lord is God. And I am not God.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn into office today. I confess, it was a glum day for me personally as I considered the implications of that in the short and mid-term. Yet even so, it is critically important that we not become discouraged or despairing. The question we need to be asking ourselves, one…