Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

These are simple lessons from the Word of God that will assist us in life.

Patient in Affliction:
As we go through troubling times, our afflictions seem like they last forever. The pain won’t seem to go away, the chaos continues, and there’s one issue after the next.

It’s during these times we must have patience. Biblical patience is not inactivity as if we’re waiting on the signal light to change. Biblical patience is doing what we know to do until the situation changes for the good.

That means we’ll have to use our God-given authority to confess the Truth in God’s Word about the situation instead of feeding the negative situation with our speech (Prov. 18:21). We’ll have to find scriptures pertaining to that affliction and saturate our minds with the Word of God (Josh. 1:8). We’ll have to combat doubt by praising God knowing He’s already given us the victory over the circumstance (2 Cor. 2:14).

Just remember we go through our troubling times. We don’t stay there. So be patient in affliction