Faith of a Father

"Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised; – Hebrews 10:23

Patience, Grace and Hope

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Sorry for the delay in posting. Life had been busy and I just have failed to keep this up. I have been working on a project for work that had been taking me out of town up until about the last month. Since then I have been trying to keep up with my regular work as a Human Resources Manager. Additionally, we have had lot of sickness in the immediate family was well as with my parents. Through all this I can say that God’s strength is sufficient.
I was reading in Hebrews today and in 10:36 it says, “For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” What an awesome verse. We all have struggles and difficulties in our lives. Some more than others, but we have them. I think of my parents and the struggles they are experiencing right now. Dad has stage 4 cancer and the prognosis is not good. When one has patience, they have hope. We as Christians can have the patience Hebrews speaks of because we have hope in Christ. This hope is not a wishful thinking type of hope, but a knowing hope, and expectation of what has been promised to come. And oh what a promise. A promise of an eternity with Christ our Savior. A place where there is no more pain, no more suffering, a place where continued worship of the Almighty God who has granted us both mercy and grace. Only as Christians can we have the patience as we go through today’s difficulties realizing that His grace is truly sufficient and as we look ahead, having the hope or expectation of His promise of what is to come, we can have complete rest in Him.
Each day as I pray privately and with my children, I pray for wisdom for my parents that they would be able to have the wisdom in the decisions that they need to make for treatment. I also pray each day that they would have God’s grace as they walk through this trial. After today’s reading, I will begin to pray also for patience as well in their lives (in ours too).


Author: faithofafather

A father of 5 children, my goal is to be an encouragement and blessing to others as we walk through this life living the Christian faith rearing our children for the glory of God.

One thought on “Patience, Grace and Hope

  1. Good Donn!
    Love, Mom B.

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