Digging Deeper into Lesson 19
Godly Contentment: Head to Heart Guide
Let’s take a closer look at waiting—if you have the time to spare! The scriptures actually promise us that if we learn to wait—if we cultivate the virtue of patience—we will “possess” our souls. What a concept! Envy and jealousy stay focused on what we didn’t get or are afraid of losing, but waiting will “get” us the most important thing of all—a liberated, joyful soul. Patience is worth getting!
By your steadfastness and patient endurance you shall win the true life of your souls. Luke 21:19 AMP
But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing. James 1:4 AMP
Here are even more paeans of praise to the virtue of patience which “waits” upon God and looks to Him for everything needed.
And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Hebrews 6:11-12 ESV
Behold, we call them blessed who endured. You have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the Lord in the outcome, and how the Lord is full of compassion and mercy. James 5:11 WEB
Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9 ESV