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Patience in Suffering

  • James 5:10-11: “Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered.”
  • Romans 12:12: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
  • 1 Peter 2:20: “But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.”
  • 2 Corinthians 6:4-6: “Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love.”
  • Romans 5:3-4: “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
  • James 1:2-4: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
  • 1 Peter 4:12-13: “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.”
  • Colossians 1:11-12: “Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.”
  • Hebrews 12:1: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
  • 2 Thessalonians 1:4-5: “Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.”

Patience in Waiting on the Lord

  • Psalm 27:14: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
  • Isaiah 40:31: “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
  • Psalm 37:7: “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.”
  • Lamentations 3:25-26: “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.”
  • Psalm 130:5-6: “I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.”
  • Micah 7:7: “But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.”
  • Psalm 40:1: “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.”
  • Isaiah 30:18: “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!”
  • Habakkuk 2:3: “For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”
  • Psalm 33:20-22: “We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.”

Patience in Relationships

  • Ephesians 4:2: “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
  • Colossians 3:12-13: “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
  • Proverbs 15:18: “A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.”
  • Proverbs 19:11: “A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”
  • 1 Corinthians 13:4-5: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
  • Galatians 5:22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:14: “And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.”
  • 2 Timothy 2:24: “And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.”
  • Proverbs 25:15: “Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.”
  • James 3:17: “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”

Patience in Personal Growth

  • Philippians 1:6: “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
  • Galatians 6:9: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
  • 2 Peter 3:9: “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
  • Hebrews 6:11-12: “We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.”
  • James 1:12: “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
  • Titus 2:2: “Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.”
  • Hebrews 10:36: “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”
  • James 5:7-8: “Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.”
  • Romans 8:25: “But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.”
  • 1 Timothy 6:11: “But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.”

Patience and Trust in God

  • Psalm 62:5-6: “Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.”
  • Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
  • Isaiah 55:8-9: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
  • Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
  • Psalm 37:34: “Hope in the Lord and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.”
  • Psalm 130:7: “Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.”
  • Psalm 145:15-16: “The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.”
  • Proverbs 20:22: “Do not say, ‘I’ll pay you back for this wrong!’ Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you.”
  • Isaiah 64:4: “Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.”
  • Psalm 33:18: “But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,”

Patience in Leadership and Guidance

  • 1 Timothy 3:2-3: “Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.”
  • 2 Timothy 4:2: “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.”
  • Titus 1:7-9: “Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.”
  • 1 Peter 5:2-3: “Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.”
  • Exodus 18:20-21: “Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave. But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.”
  • Acts 20:28: “Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.”
  • Philippians 2:3-4: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
  • Proverbs 11:14: “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.”
  • James 3:1: “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.”
  • Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

Patience and Hope

  • Romans 15:4: “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.”
  • Romans 8:24-25: “For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 1:3: “We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”
  • Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
  • Titus 3:7: “So that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.”
  • Psalm 71:14: “As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.”
  • Lamentations 3:24: “I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.'”
  • Hebrews 6:19: “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.”
  • Psalm 119:114: “You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.”
  • Romans 5:5: “And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”

Patience and Endurance

  • Hebrews 12:2-3: “Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”
  • James 1:3-4: “Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:5: “May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.”
  • Revelation 2:3: “You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.”
  • Romans 2:7: “To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.”
  • 1 Corinthians 9:24-25: “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”
  • Galatians 6:9: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
  • 2 Timothy 2:10: “Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.”
  • Hebrews 10:36: “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”
  • Luke 21:19: “Stand firm, and you will win life.”

Patience in Adversity

  • 2 Corinthians 4:8-9: “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”
  • 1 Peter 5:10: “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
  • Romans 12:14: “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.”
  • Matthew 5:11-12: “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
  • Acts 14:22: “Strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. ‘We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,’ they said.”
  • Psalm 34:19: “The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.”
  • 1 Corinthians 10:13: “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
  • Philippians 4:12-13: “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
  • 1 Corinthians 4:12: “We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;”
  • Psalm 37:19: “They will not be disgraced in hard times; even in famine they will have more than enough.”

Patience and Faith

  • Hebrews 11:6: “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
  • Galatians 3:9: “So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.”
  • Mark 11:22-24: ““Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
  • James 2:17: “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”
  • Hebrews 11:13: “All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.”
  • Ephesians 6:16: “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”
  • 1 Timothy 6:12: “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:7: “For we live by faith, not by sight.”
  • Romans 1:17: “For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.'”
  • Hebrews 12:1: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

Patience and Wisdom

  • Proverbs 14:29: “Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.”
  • James 3:13: “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.”
  • Proverbs 19:2: “Desire without knowledge is not good—how much more will hasty feet miss the way!”
  • Ecclesiastes 7:8: “The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.”
  • Proverbs 25:8: “Do not bring hastily to court, for what will you do in the end if your neighbor puts you to shame?”
  • James 1:5: “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
  • Proverbs 16:32: “Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.”
  • Ecclesiastes 7:9: “Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.”
  • Proverbs 8:34-35: “Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. For those who find me find life and receive favor from the Lord.”
  • Proverbs 17:27: “The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.”

Patience in Ministry

  • 2 Corinthians 6:4-6: “Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:12: “Encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.”
  • 2 Timothy 4:5: “But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.”
  • Colossians 1:24-25: “Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.”
  • Acts 20:24: “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”
  • 1 Timothy 4:16: “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.”
  • 2 Timothy 2:15: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”
  • 1 Corinthians 3:8: “The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.”
  • Ephesians 4:11-12: “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.”
  • 2 Corinthians 12:15: “So I will very gladly spend for you everything I have and expend myself as well. If I love you more, will you love me less?”

Patience and Self-Control

  • Galatians 5:23: “Gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
  • 2 Peter 1:5-6: “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness.”
  • Proverbs 16:32: “Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.”
  • Titus 2:2: “Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love, and in endurance.”
  • Proverbs 25:28: “Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.”
  • 1 Corinthians 9:25-27: “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.”
  • Titus 1:8: “Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.”
  • 2 Timothy 1:7: “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
  • 1 Peter 4:7: “The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.”
  • Proverbs 29:11: “Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.”

Patience and Perseverance

  • Romans 15:5: “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.”
  • Hebrews 10:36: “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”
  • James 5:11: “As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.”
  • Revelation 3:10: “Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.”
  • Luke 8:15: “But the seeds on good soil stand for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.”
  • Romans 5:3-4: “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
  • Hebrews 12:1: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
  • 2 Peter 1:6: “And to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 1:3: “Remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”
  • 2 Thessalonians 1:4: “Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.”

Patience in Prayer

  • Colossians 4:2: “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
  • Philippians 4:6: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
  • Luke 18:1-8: “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.”
  • Ephesians 6:18: “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
  • Romans 12:12: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
  • Luke 21:36: “Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”
  • Acts 1:14: “They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.”
  • James 5:16: “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
  • Matthew 26:41: “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Patience and Contentment

  • 1 Timothy 6:6-8: “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.”
  • Philippians 4:11-13: “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
  • Hebrews 13:5: “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'”
  • Luke 12:15: “Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.'”
  • 2 Corinthians 12:10: “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
  • Proverbs 14:30: “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.”
  • Ecclesiastes 5:10: “Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.”
  • Matthew 6:25-26: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
  • Psalm 37:16-17: “Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked; for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the Lord upholds the righteous.”
  • 1 Peter 5:7: “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”