Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. - Romans 12:12
This short verse packs a big punch. I wish that this verse described me all of the time: joyful, patient, and faithful.
It's easy to be joyful when things are working out the way we think they should, but we all know that's not how life usually works. And patience? Patience is never easy. When you don't know how long you'll have to wait for something you want, it's easy to get frustrated and angry and selfish.
But I think faithful prayer is the most difficult of these three. We're easily distracted. There's so much going on around us, that our first instinct isn't always to turn to God in prayer. But it should be.
I know I'm not alone in constantly failing to do these things. And I'm glad we have scriptures like this to show us how to fix our eyes on God.
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