One thing we learn from the Bible, maybe a key lesson throughout the text, is that we shouldn’t expect God’s story to take shape the way or the timing we want, but it is ultimately leading in a better direction.
Not just in an eternal (heavenly) sense. The more we walk in God’s story the more we experience the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5)
There are two elements of this patience:
- Be patient for God’s justice against the wicked: judgment
- Be patient in waiting for God’s provision: intercession
Being patient like a farmer is patient, doing the work, waiting for the work to take shape in light of God’s grace and sustenance.
Here’s the complete teaching notes.