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Journey Through James Pt. 6: Patience While We Wait

Pastor Nate Brosher

Apr 10, 2024

James 5:7-12 NLT

7 Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord's return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. 8 You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don't grumble about each other, brothers, and sisters, or you will be judged. For look--the Judge is standing at the door! 10 For examples of patience in suffering, dear brothers, and sisters, look at the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 We give great honor to those who endure under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how the Lord was kind to him at the end, for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy. 12 But most of all, my brothers, and sisters, never take an oath, by heaven or earth or anything else. Just say a simple yes or no, so that you will not sin and be condemned.


1. Developing Patience


Makrothymeō – To be longsuffering, not to lose heart. To persevere patiently and bravely in enduring misfortunes and troubles.

  • How does one develop patience?


  • Waiting can be difficult!


While being impatient can sometimes serve as a motivator to get things done, it can also have serious negative consequences on our lives.



2. Detrimental to Patience.


10 Negative impacts of Impatience on your life.

  1. Irrational Behavior

  2. Ruins Relationships

  3. Hinders Career Growth

  4. Causes Stress and Anxiety.

  5. Decreases Focus

  6. Limits Creativity

  7. Bad Decisions

  8. Causes Health Problems

  9. Limits Opportunities

  10. Impedes Personal Growth

  11. Causes Regret


Isaiah 40:31 ESV

but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.


  • Qava – to wait, look for, hope, expect.


Hebrews 11:1 NLT

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.


  • James said, “We must be patient and wait upon the return of our Lord.”


Acts 1:11 NLT

"Men of Galilee," they said, "why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!"

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