NKJV, James 5:7-8 – “Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.”

CEV, James 5:7-8 – “My friends, be patient until the Lord returns. Think of farmers who wait patiently for the autumn and spring rains to make their valuable crops grow. Be patient like those farmers and don’t give up. The Lord will soon be here!

One of the irritating things most  of us do not like at all is queueing and waiting. It becomes more annoying when the attendant involved seems so slow and serves without any sense of urgency. In this present age of quick services, many of us have grown to be very impatient even towards God.

Patience is not passive but it’s active. It will help you to get what God Promised through Faith. Faith & Patience  work together to produce result. We have to use Patience with your Faith so that you do not quit until you receive your breakthrough. Patience is what keeps your Faith field long enough for the manifestation to come.

Our Heavenly Father wants to assure us that He is a God of His Word. If He promises, He surely delivers. Most of the time, we have no idea of what He is doing behind the scenes. In such situations, it is required of us to be patient and wait on the Lord.

Apostle James compares the believer’s patience (until the Lord’s return) to the farmer waiting for the time of harvest. Every true Child of God awaits with great hope of the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. That is our greatest waiting and patience test. Our Lord Jesus Christ shall surely come again and His Coming is nearer than it was when we first believed.

Apart from waiting for the great season  of Christ’s Return, we all have other promises and hopes we are believing God for. We may be working and trusting God for some financial breakthroughs, healing, open doors, etc, but they seem to be delaying. As the farmer waits patiently for the precious fruit of the ground, so must we wait patiently on the Lord.

God is never too late or too fast so we need to wait for Him to execute His plan/s for you; patience. Whenever God promises you that He will Bless you, have patience & wait for Him because His time is the best. Don’t rush & take a short cut, No! ‘…Wait for it…it shall surely come… He will not fail.

The Bible says that through Faith and patience, you will inherit His promises (Heb 6: 12)! However, most people give up just before they get their miracle. They stop when things get hard or when they do not get the answer they want the first time – just submit your prayers to the Lord and keep an attitude of Faith and expectancy. Know that God is working behind the scenes. He is perfecting whatever concerns you.

Precious one, I want to inspire us all today. Our God is never late, neither is He slow to act. The only thing is that He perfects every gift He Blesses us with. If He spoke to You about His promises, do not give up waiting. Be patient and strengthen your hearts because faithful is our Lord who has promised: He will deliver.


Heavenly Father, please Grant me the Grace to be patient and to be strengthened in my heart as I wait on Your precious Promises and on Your Second coming. Let your promises be made manifest in due time, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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