September 24, 2023 | Doug Sauder
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Read Galatians 5:22-23 and James 5:5-8
“Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.”—James 5:7–8 (NIV)
Lord God, we are weak and fragile, easily crushed and cast down under the slightest pressure. We need Your strength of patience to endure and overcome the pressures that we will encounter as our faith in You is challenged. Please continue to produce this patience in us by the work of Your Spirit as You continue to complete the good work You’ve begun in us. Amen.
The next time you feel your patience start to be tested, take a deep breath and count to ten. Instead of complaining about the pain or trial, try making a list of things to be thankful for in the midst of the trial.
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Danny Saavedra is a licensed minister who has served on staff at Calvary since 2012, managing the Calvary Devotional and digital discipleship resources. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. His wife Stephanie, son Jude, and daughter Zoe share a love of Star Wars, good food, having friends over for dinner, and studying the Word together as a family.