10 Great Bible Verses About Patience

Updated on January 12, 2019
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Dexter is a pastor who enjoys reading and studying the Bible to inspire and empower others

Bible Verses About Patience

Patience is one of those virtues we should all pursue, but especially Christians. For Christians, without patience, we will struggle to stay afloat spiritually. But if pursue, patience is a strength that will benefit us in every area of our lives, especially when things aren’t working out as we plan.

When life’s troubles come thick and fast—our patience will help us to stay calm and make the right decisions necessary to continue growing spiritually.

But let’s be honest, exercising patience is easier said than done, especially in a world where everything is moving at a fast pace. Almost everything is at our fingertips. We need money—we take out a loan; we need direction in our lives—we pay for a prophecy.

Who needs to wait for God when we can get the things we need by ourselves? But the truth is, we all need God in our lives. Because there are things in life that only God can fix. Or can we use our money to buy peace and joy when in need, or maybe use our wealth to buy good health when we are sick? I think not. But the wisest, and in my estimation, the only thing we can do and find reliable help is to wait on God to intervene on our behalf.

For some, you may still look at this from a different angle, and that’s fine. But if you are serious about your spiritual life, and you want to grow spiritually—then learning patience is necessary.

So with that in mind, here are 10 great Bible verses about patience, tolerance, and perseverance to encourage you to wait on God.

Hebrews 10:36 "For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise."

James 1:3-4 "Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing."

Hebrews 12:1 "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before u."

Romans 12:12 "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."

Psalm 37:7-9 "Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth."

James 5:11 "Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy."

Proverbs 15:18 "A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel."

Revelation 3:10 "Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth."

Isaiah 40:31 "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint."

James 5:7 "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 receives the early and latter rain."

How to Apply These Verses to Your Life?

  • Read daily: set a scheduled time for which you take time out to read. Daily reading is necessary, especially if you are new to Christianity. Patience takes time to nurture, but daily reading speed up the process.
  • Believe: don’t stop at reading, but believe what you read. Paint a picture in your mind that these scriptures are true. And don’t allow anything or anyone to change your belief.
  • Meditation: try your best to meditate on these 10 Bible verses about patience at least ten minutes every day, preferably early in the morning when it is quiet.
  • Wait: last but not least, wait on God. God’s timing is always the best time. So be patient and just wait.

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    © 2018 Dexter Whinfield

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        Liz Westwood 

        2 months ago from UK

        Romans 12 is one of my favourite passages that I often return to.

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