A lesson in patience

I ate my breakfast outdoors in the field on Saturday, to give the animals time to graze.

I found myself complaining to the Lord about it.

Although, the view was lovely, and the morning comfortable, not too cool or too hot, I didn’t want to be out there.

Frankly, I was tired, and wanted to stay in bed.

However, the animals take priority and I knew our day would be busy, so there I was, sitting in the field.

The crazy thing about it was, I truly do appreciate God’s gifts.

Our animals are a blessing.

Our field is a blessing.

My morning free, allowing me the time outdoors, was a blessing.

So what was my problem?

At first I couldn’t tell, but after some time in prayer I understood; I was afraid.

The reason we have to walk out to the field with the animals is we don’t have any cross fence.

We can’t just let them loose, but have to be with them so they don’t come to harm.

The Lord showed me I was worried about how we’d afford the fence as well as a few other things.

We had an unexpected bill from the dentist and another bill, coming due soon.

As I sat outside and prayed the Lord revealed my attitude was lacking trust.

Did I believe He would supply all my needs?


Then, I shouldn’t be afraid, just waiting, looking expectantly to His direction, and being diligent in the task at hand.

My husband joined me, after a while, and I shared my struggles.

We prayed together and I felt much better.

Tuesday, he called me from work.

“Honey, you’re not going to believe this, but I got a bonus.”

As he told me the amount, I burst into tears.

It would cover the dentist bill with some leftover.

We’ve not been to the feed store to price the electric fence, but I’m certain we will have it up before the rains begin and I can no longer sit outdoors.

Saturday morning, God reminded me to walk in faith, rest in His timing, and trust Him with all things.

Patiently waiting for the Lord is both wise and worthwhile.

Psalm 62:5 KJV — My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You that I can expect Your guidance, I can trust in Your ways, for no matter what may occur, You are good and I can rest in that. Lord Jesus, thank You that the most important thing, eternal life, has already been provided through Your sacrifice. Thank You for the security which I find in that. I can rest in You and know this world is not my home, just my temporary abode. Salvation! What an amazing gift You have given! Lord, thank You for this lesson in patience. Thank You that You know all my needs and I can rest in You. Whether things occur as I plan or not, You have it all in Your hands. I love You, Jesus. Thank You for first loving me. Amen.


6 thoughts on “A lesson in patience

    1. hope Post author

      It certainly was! It was like the Lord was reminding me to trust Him. Even if my husband hadn’t gotten a one time bonus, I’m certain God would have supplied our need in another way.

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