Life on the Vine: Cultivating Patience

Rev. Maria Stinnett

God is with us when we face adversity that tries our patience. God is with us no matter our circumstances. Not only did Joseph experience the presence of God, Joseph experienced the faithfulness of God. Even though Joseph experienced great adversity, he remained faithful to God and God remained faithful to him. Just as God was faithful to Joseph throughout his life, God is faithful to us. We can look back over our lives and see God’s faithfulness in the midst of both the highs and the lows of our lives. God’s faithfulness allows us to have patience no matter what we may face. God’s faithfulness means that we do not have to become upset or angry with every delay or suffering, but we can have patience because we trust in the faithfulness of God.