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12 Passages to Read to Help Fight Impatience

This article is part of the Passages to Read series.

1. Romans 12:12

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Read More

2. 1 Corinthians 13:4–5

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful. Read More

3. Colossians 3:12–13

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Read More

4. Galatians 5:22–23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Read More

5. Psalm 37:7–8

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
      fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,
      over the man who carries out evil devices!
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!
      Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. Read More

6. Ephesians 4:1–3

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Read More

7. James 5:7–8

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Read More

8. Romans 15:5–6

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Read More

9. Galatians 6:9

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Read More

10. Hebrews 4:15–16

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Read More

11. Philippians 4:4–7

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Read More

12. Psalm 27:14

Wait for the LORD;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the LORD! Read More


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