Daily Devotional Reading

One for the Road – “The End of Patience”

The end of patience.  Watch out!  That’s a very dangerous place.


Like a volcanic eruption – the pressure builds until there is an explosion.


It can happen with people at work…at church…or even at home.


You tolerate…make excuses…invent alibis – then it happens.  You lose control…and emotions take over.


That’s the end of patience.  And…the results are never good.


Of course…circumstances can be unfair – stressful – and intolerable.  But…that’s just the moment to take charge of your emotions.


The Bible calls it being longsuffering – that is…taking charge at the end of patience.


That’s what Jesus did…over and over.  The enemies taunted and mocked Him – relentlessly.  But…He never lost control.


At the end of patience…practice being longsuffering.

– Richard Dresselhaus | One for the Road | rldress@aol.com

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