Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. Romans 12:12 (NLT)
Patience and prayer go hand in hand. It’s hard when we don’t immediately get the answer we’re looking for, but God’s silence doesn’t equal His absence. Choosing to pray through every circumstance in life will help you develop patience. When you have patience, it shows that you trust that God is up to something—even if you can’t see it yet. This week, I encourage you to talk to someone you trust (close friend, parent, small group leader, pastor) about any tension you feel when it comes to prayer. Ask them if they’ve ever patiently prayed through a circumstance and what impact it had on their life in the long run.