Do you dread being forced to wait? Does a summons to patience sound like a call to bitter endurance? It’s not. This neglected virtue is the powerful and diligent practice of godliness in daily life—we are called to be faithful over time just as God is faithful to us. These thirty-one devotional readings will reshape your perspective on patience, pointing you to Jesus Christ as your ultimate example and showing you how to cultivate and appreciate patience amid the frustrations, challenges, and longings that you experience every day.
Megan Hill is a pastor's daughter and a pastor's wife. She lives with her husband and four children in Massachusetts, where she is a member of West Springfield Covenant Community Church (PCA). She is the author of several books and an editor for The Gospel Coalition.
“Every Christian could use a little more reflection and encouragement to grow in this fruit of the Spirit. Megan Hill has blessed the church.”
—Jason Helopoulos, Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan
“Potent, grace-filled encouragement. . . . This book will encourage you to look to our perfect example of patience, Christ Jesus, and remember his tender faithfulness not only to you but to all his people.”
—Hunter Beless, Founder and Host, Journeywomen podcast
“These short daily readings from Megan Hill are an ideal way to cultivate the fruit of patience. Hill takes Bible passages on patience and helps the reader to apply them in ways that are both realistic and life-giving.”
—Betsy Childs Howard, Author, Seasons of Waiting: Walking by Faith When Dreams Are Delayed
“Patience may be the most misunderstood and undervalued fruit of the Spirit. . . . This devotional gently unleashes the life-changing power of Scripture.”
—Paul Tautges, Author, Anxiety: Knowing God’s Peace