Also called: Haste, Hurry, Impatience, Longsuffering, Rashness, Waiting on God
The ability to wait without becoming hasty or impetuous.

Top Bible Verses about Patience

Proverbs 19:11

The understanding of a person makes him slow to his anger, and his glory overlooks offense. Read Proverbs 19:11

Romans 2:4

Or do you despise the wealth of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance? Read Romans 2:4

Romans 8:24–25

For in hope we were saved, but hope that is seen is not hope, for who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we await it eagerly with patient endurance. Read Romans 8:24–25
Galatians 5:22–23

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Read Galatians 5:22
James 5:8

James 5:7–8

Therefore be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the soil, being patient concerning it until it receives the early and late rains. You also be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the coming of the Lord is near. Read James 5:7–8
2 Peter 3:9

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not delaying the promise, as some consider slowness, but is being patient toward you, because he does not want any to perish, but all to come to repentance. Read 2 Peter 3:9

Famous Christian Quotes About Patience, Haste, Hurry, Impatience, Longsuffering, Rashness, Waiting on God

Plant the Cross in Your Garden

Plant in the garden of your memory, the tree of the holy Cross; it produces a very efficacious medicine against all the suggestions of the devil. Of this most noble and fertile tree, the root is humility and poverty; the bark, labor and penitence; the branches, mercy and justice; the leaves, true honor and modesty; the scent, sobriety and abstinence; the beauty, chastity and obedience; the splendor, right faith and firm hope; the strength, magnanimity and patience; the length, long-suffering and perseverance; the breadth, benignity and concord; the height, charity and wisdom; the sweetness, love and joy; the fruit, salvation and life eternal.

Thomas à Kempis

Triumphing in Troubles

Who cares for Caesar when he is dead? But what more efficacious than Christ when he died? He was most practical when he seemed to do nothing. In patience he reigned and triumphed; he subjected the greatest enemies to himself, Satan, and death, and the wrath of God, and all. In the same manner all things are ours, the worst things that befell God’s children: death, and afflictions, and persecutions. There is a kingdom of patience set up in them. The Spirit of God subdues all base fears in us, and a child of God never more triumphs than in his greatest troubles.

Richard Sibbes

Persevere Together Like Soldiers

Labor together with one another, compete together, run together, suffer together, die together, rise up together, as God’s managers and assistants and servants. Please the one whom you serve as a soldier, from whom you also receive wages. Let none of you be found a deserter. Keep your baptism as weaponry, your faith as a helmet, your love as a spear, your endurance as a full set of armor. Let your works be your war-time deposits, so that you may receive your deserved savings. Be patient, therefore, with one another, in gentleness, as God is with you.

Ignatius of Antioch
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