With Patience, Wait

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

But if we hope for that we see not,
then do we with patience wait for it.
Romans 8:25 KJV
With patience, wait…
          not while pacing ‘cross the floor,
          or prying open bolted doors.
          Then, where’s the peace?
With patience, wait…
          not while grumbling under breath,
          or beating useless points to death.
          Then, where’s the joy?
With patience, wait…
          not with anxious fears and doubts,
          or shutting God and others out.
          Then, where’s the faith?
With patience, wait…
          for if you trust, alone, in Christ,
          and not the circumstance of life
          Then, you will see –
That God is love.
          And patience, then, fulfills her task;
          with faith at work, nothing you lack –
          complete in Him.
 But let patience have her perfect work,
that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
James 1:4 KJV
by Lisa (Kesinger) DeVinney, July 2009

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