…..who through faith and patience inherit the promises. ~ Hebrews 6:12 ~
Faith and patience have been called the power twins for good reason; they need one another. Faith without patience won’t last long, but patience without faith is just putting up with things. Both need to work together if we’re going to see powerful results in our lives.
Patience is more than just putting up with something, it’s a powerful force that causes us to obtain the promises of God. W.E. Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words defines patience as, “the quality that does not surrender to circumstances or succumb under trial, it is the opposite of despondency and is associated with hope.”
True Bible patience is hopeful and cheerful because it’s hooked up with faith, and faith will move mountains and cause the impossible to be possible. In other words, patience is happy because of the company it keeps. It hangs around faith. And when you hang around faith you’ll be happy because faith is always happy.
In our circles we talk about faith a lot, but we can’t forget about patience. Patience is one of the forces that faith works together with. Many times all we need to do for the promise of God to be manifested is to endure in our stand of faith just a little longer. Don’t give up on your faith. Add patience to it and you’ll come out lacking nothing!