Romans 12:12, “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;”
It isn’t normal for us to be patient when we have problems. When the car breaks down or we become ill, we want a quick solution. That may be natural but remember that our fleshly nature is a sinful nature. God has called us to a transformed life – one that looks different because we are His children!
So, what do we do when trouble strikes? Don’t run looking for solutions before you run to your Savior! Make prayer your first line of defense! Hold on to the hope that whatever situation you are in will bring God glory. Be patient and wait upon the Lord. Remember: God did not place you here to face life alone. He not only gave you His Holy Spirit as the Comforter, but He gave you a church to live in community so you can move forward even in difficult times together.