TCM Devotion: Wait Without Idling

Verse: Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12


Patience is difficult, especially in a city that moves as fast as Toronto does. We charge closing TTC subway doors, when we know the next one is coming in just 3 minutes. We fire off an email, and wait for the response to come back immediately. We suffer years of physical pain, and sometimes it seems like there is no end to the pain. Patience in the Biblical sense doesn’t mean praying about something then idly waiting for an answer to come. We are asked to rejoice (not complain) in the hope that an answer will come, and remain faithful with prayer (not file it away under ‘already prayed about’).


Look back, what prayer did God answer? How long did it take? Look now, what are you praying for? How are you being patient?