Let patience have its perfect work that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
Beloved, please remember that My love is patient and My love is kind. My love is patient and kind toward you … always. When I ask you to allow patience to have its perfect work in you, I’m not asking you to try to squeeze patience out of yourself in areas and situations where it is clear you have none. What I am asking is that you allow My patient, kind love to have its perfect work in you. When My patient love overcomes your fears, you will find patience flowing from you in every situation as a naturally supernatural result of My life flowing through your own. You’ll never become more patient by trying harder—that hasn’t worked out so well for you so far, has it? Instead, remember and acknowledge the reality of your life hidden in Mine. Lean into My peace. Lean into My joy. And especially, lean into the patient, kind love that is there for you—always.
Aren’t you glad God never asks you to “fake it til you make it”? He knows our abilities—and especially our inabilities—better than we know them ourselves. I don’t know about you, but when it comes to this thing called patience—especially patience with things in my life that need some, um, attention—I need a lot of help. Fortunately He doesn’t just help, He takes over! The things I can never do on my own are already accomplished in Him. And when I learn to lean into the joy and peace I have in Him in every situation, I’ve often found patience taking over without even thinking about it.
Thank You Jesus, for Your patient and kind love. Let patience have its perfect work in me!
“Love Letters” are simple messages from His heart to yours, posted at the beginning of each month. To read others, click here.