All posts in " patience "

The unstoppable force paradox

By Dave Henning / March 13, 2022

” ‘When the unstoppable bullet hits the impenetrable wall, we find religious experience,’ said Robert Johnson.  ‘It is precisely here that one will grow. ‘  It’s called the unstoppable force paradox, and I like to think of the unstoppable bullet as God’s sovereignty and the impenetrable wall as people’s free will. . . .  when […]


Agape love forgives, offers patience

By Dave Henning / March 19, 2020

“Agape love writes the check when the balance is low, forgives the mistake when the offense is high, offers patience when stress is abundant, and extends kindness when kindness is rare.  Agape love gives.”- Max Lucado “This is love: not that we loved God, but the He loved us and sent his Son as an […]


Constructive criticism – there’s a place

By Dave Henning / March 1, 2020

“Jesus’ teaching did not preclude the place of constructive criticism.  He simply urged us to follow the proper sequence. . . .  There is a time to speak up.  Before you do, check your motives.  The goal is to help, never to hurt.  Look at yourself before you look down on others.  Rather than put […]


Best way to bring healing to the soul

By Dave Henning / October 5, 2019

“The best way to bring healing to the soul is to let the Spirit of God work in our mental symbols, memories, and imagination. . . .  Our imagination gives us access to our most painful, anxious experiences and feelings in a way that allows objectivity in the healing process.”- Dr. Rick Richardson, Experiencing Healing […]


The crucible of longsuffering

By Dave Henning / March 13, 2019

“I want the promised blessing of Psalm 40:4: ‘Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD.’  I forget that this kind of trusting in God is often forged in the crucible of longsuffering.  God isn’t picking on me.  God is picking me to personally live out one of His promises.”- Lysa TerKeurst As Lysa […]


Unhealed pain – your greatest foe

By Dave Henning / June 20, 2018

” . . . pain itself is not the enemy.  Pain is inevitable in this bumper-car life where you will continue to collide with a fallen world that you cannot control.  Unhealed pain, however, will become your greatest foe if your broken heart is not made whole after each collision.”-Christa Black Gifford As Christa Black […]


Patience is more than endurance

By Dave Henning / October 16, 2017

“Patience is more than endurance.  A saint’s life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer.  God is aiming at something the saint cannot see, and He stretches and strains, and every now and again the saint says — ‘I cannot stand anymore.’  God does not […]


The worst kind of waiting there is

By Dave Henning / March 17, 2017

“But really the worst kind of waiting there is comes when you or I have to wait on God.”- Dr. Tony Evans “How long, O LORD, will I call for help, and You will not hear.”- Habakkuk 1:2 (NASB) In Chapter 15 (“The Patience of Detours”) of Detours , Dr. Tony Evans states that, although […]


Fight back the dark with doxology

By Dave Henning / December 5, 2016

“Fight back the dark with doxology. . . . doxology can detox the day.”- Ann Voskamp In Chapter 10 (“How to Passionately Love When Your Heart’s Breaking”) of The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp observes there’s nothing quite as terrifying as being forgotten.  Therefore, Ann states, in such situations, try to “curl comfort around the angst” […]


Wait for it patiently

By Dave Henning / June 19, 2016

“But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.”- Romans 8:25 Twenty-five years ago Richard Thaler, a professor of behavioral science and economics at the University of Chicago, posed a simple question: “Would you prefer one apple in one year or two apples in one year and one […]


The best is yet to come

By Dave Henning / June 6, 2015

“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived- the things God has prepared for those who love him- these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. . . . we have received the Spirit who is from God, so that we may […]


Faith, patience, and obedience

By Dave Henning / May 28, 2015

“It is resting in the Lord, in His will, His promise, His faithfulness, and His love, that makes patience easy.”- Andrew Murray Charles Stanley concludes Chapter 5 of Waiting on God with a reminder that it is crucial we test our motives when it comes to God’s promises and while we wait for Him to […]

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