Encouragement When Anxious or Impatient
Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks. Then God's peace, which goes beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus.
Brothers and sisters, be patient until the Lord comes again. See how farmers wait for their precious crops to grow. They wait patiently for fall and spring rains. You, too must be patient. don't give up hope. The Lord will soon be here.
Brothers and sisters, follow the example of the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. They were patient when they suffered unjustly. We consider those who endure to be blessed. You have heard about Job's endurance. You saw that the Lord ended Job's suffering because the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
James 5:7-8, 10-11
The Jesus said to his disciples. "So I tell you to stop worrying about what you will eat or wear. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothes.
"Can any of you add an hour to your life by worrying? "Don't concern yourself about what you will eat or drink. Quit worrying about these things. Rather, be concerned about his [God's] kingdom. Then these things will be provided for you."
Luke 12:22-23, 25, 29, 31
I waited patiently for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry for help. He pulled me out of a horrible pit, out of the mud and clay. He set my feet on a rock, and made my steps secure.
We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God....
Trust the Lord, and do good things. Live in the land, and practice being faithful. Be happy with the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Entrust your ways to the Lord. Trust him, and he will act on your behalf. He will make your righteousness shine like a light, your just cause like the noonday sun. Surrender yourself to the Lord, and wait patiently for him.
Be happy in your confidence, be patient in trouble, and pray continually.
We ask him to strengthen you by his glorious might with all the power you need to patiently endure everything with joy.