Patience of Job

Patience of Job

A simple plan…

Patience of Job

A timeline…

9:05-Call the support desk.

9:15 AM…Computer problem solved…

That was the plan…

Here’s what happened…

9:00-Call support…

10:00- After an hour on the phone, support says, “This is a complicated problem…”

“I’ll connect you to level two…”

11:00 AM- After another hour, Level 2 says, “This is a complicated problem…

12:00 Noon-Level 2 says, “Let me consult my colleagues.”

1:00 PM-My stomach says, “I’m hungry!”

Level two says, “Let’s try another approach…”

2:00 PM- My stomach says, “I give up!”

3:00 PM- Level two says, “Here’s something that might work…”

Might work?”

“Patience,” my brain counsels…

“Patience?!” my impatient self silently exclaims…

“I’d need the patience of Job …”

The patience of Job …

Why did Job have such patience?

Because Job had faith…

For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!  Job 19:25-27

Job’s patience was grounded in his faith…

 And focused on God…

God…

Whose patience is infinite…

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.  2 Peter 3:9

God…

Whose patience is rooted in His deep love…

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

God…

Who commands us to live in His love…

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength…‘Love your neighbor as yourself… Mark 12:30-31

And in His patience…

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him…  Psalm 37:7

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