We’re in the Book of Romans for today’s Bible quotes about patience. This is a simple verse, or so it seems, but then again, I have to keep re-reading to myself because I’m not sure I fully understand it. Confused? Me too. Here’s the verse, “But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.” At first glance, it seems pretty straight forward, but like I said, the more I read it, the more I have to re-read it. So let’s start looking at this verse about patience.
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Bible Verse About Patience: Romans 8:25
Maybe I’m a kid or something, but waiting patiently…for something I can’t see? Look, if I can’t see it, how do I know I want to wait patiently for it? And if I have to wait patiently, with no specified time frame according to this verse, how do I know I even want it?
The answer lies is in whose will I’m seeking.
If I’m seeking my will alone…I won’t wait patiently.
If I’m seeking God’s Will, I’ll wait patiently because I trust in His timing.
Those two sentences right there sum up a lot of my problems. How about yours? Rhetorical question; you don’t have to reveal your problems to me.
And the verse right above that one, “Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?” If I see what’s coming, I’m not hoping–I already know. And if I’m not hoping, I’m not waiting–there’s nothing to wait on. And if I’m not hoping or waiting, do I really need God? Will I ever think past the present moment? Will I ever consider anything worth waiting for? Worth hoping for? Will I believe there is something better than this?
Now the verse that follows, “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words.”
We don’t know how to pray as we ought because we are seeking our own will. Simple. But inspired by the Holy Spirit, we can pray, “Thy kingdom come, Thy Will be done.” And then we wait…patiently, for the glory of heaven and the knowledge of His Will.