Patience? A funny word, or is it?

We were and are created for a reason!

Right quick we look back at His-story…


“The story of Joseph, the son of Jacob who was called Israel, is a vivid representation of the great truth that ‘all things work together for good to [those] who Loved God.’ (See Rom. 8:28.) Joseph always seemed to do the right thing; but still, more importantly, he did it for the right reason. And how very, very significant that is! Joseph was sold by his own brothers as a slave and was purchased by Potiphar, a captain of the guard of Pharaoh. But even as an indentured servant, Joseph turned every experience and all circumstances, no matter how trying, into something good.

“This ability to turn everything into something good appears to be a godly characteristic. Our Heavenly Father always seems able to do this. Everything, no matter how dire, becomes a victory to The Lord. Joseph, although a slave and wholly undeserving of this fate, nevertheless remained faithful to The Lord and continued to live the commandments and made something very good of his degrading circumstances. People like this cannot be defeated, because they will not give up. They have the correct, positive attitude. If you feel you have a lemon, you can either complain about how sour it is, or you can make lemonade. It is all up to you.


Of whom we have heard/read so much it may bore us! But, we can see it from a totally different angle. Then the Philistines captured Samson. They tore out his eyes. And they took him down to Gaza. They put bronze chains on him. They put him in prison and made him grind grain. But his hair began to grow again. The kings of the Philistines gathered to celebrate. They were going to offer a great sacrifice to their god Dagon. They said, “Our god has given us Samson our enemy.” When they saw him, they praised their god. They said, “This man destroyed our country. He killed many of us! But our god helped us capture our enemy.” The people were having a good time at the celebration. They said, “Bring Samson out to perform for us.” So they brought Samson from the prison. He performed for them. They made him stand between the pillars of the temple of Dagon. A servant was holding his hand. Samson said to him, “Let me feel the pillars that hold up the temple. I want to lean against them.” Now the temple was full of men and women. All the kings of the Philistines were there. There were about 3,000 men and women on the roof. They watched Samson perform. Then Samson prayed to the Lord. He said, “Lord God, remember me. God, please give me strength one more time. Let me pay these Philistines back for putting out my two eyes!” Then Samson held the two center pillars of the temple. These two pillars supported the whole temple. He braced himself between the two pillars. His right hand was on one, and his left hand was on the other. Samson said, “Let me die with these Philistines!” Then he pushed as hard as he could. And the temple fell on the kings and all the people in it. So Samson killed more of the Philistines when he died than when he was alive.

ALL things work together for good to them that Love God, to them who are the called according to God’s purpose. Yes! Samson is known for the works/feats he performed when ‘well’; he was created for a purpose.

A quick fast forward here leads us to the coming of Jesus. Jesus, The Word of God was sent for a Reason! He had His reason for being sent!

We at times are left asking how and/or why? Saul who was later known as Paul was against the belief in Jesus. Paul was a Diaspora Jew, a member of the party of the Pharisees, who experienced a revelation of the resurrected Jesus. After this experience, he traveled widely throughout the eastern Roman Empire, spreading the “good news” that Jesus would soon return from heaven and usher in the reign of God (“The Kingdom”). From his youth he was against “believers”… During the stoning of Stephen, according to the book of Acts, “the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul,” who later converted and preached The gospel.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are figures from the biblical Book of Daniel, primarily chapter 3. Regardless of the outcome, they were committed to their faith, even when faced with a painful death. Because of their faith, God delivered them from the evil – and in doing so, brought the mighty king of Babylon to recognize his Lordship over Heaven and Earth.

The accounts are endless! Abraham, Moses, Jacob/Israel, Job, Isaiah….

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” “I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.” “Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.” “But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Published by Fellowship of Praise: ALL praise to God our Reason, Hallelujah!!!

To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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