Day 12: Forbearance

forebearance: the quality of someone who is patient and able to deal with a difficult person or situation without becoming angry

: a refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due

PRAY: Father God, today I stand before you “in the breach,” asking for your forbearance in America during this election season. In this time, we need your patience. We are ever-grateful that you deal with us, even when we are difficult, without becoming angry. I pray that you would give us, your people in America, your heart of forbearance as we participate in the political process this year.

Psalm 106:21-23

“They forgot God their Savior, Who had done great things in Egypt, Wondrous works in the land of Ham, Awesome things by the Red Sea. Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood before Him in the breach, To turn away His wrath, lest He destroy them.”

Author: Dr. Mary Ellen Schoonover

Well loved! I have been blessed all my life to be surrounded by family and friends that nurtured, supported and loved me into the person that I have become. That love has sustained me throughout whatever circumstance I have found in life. It is the greatest gift that one can give and the essential ingredient to living life with no regrets. I reached this conclusion while lying in a hospital bed on life support for 70 days. Under those circumstances I dealt with the essential ingredients of my life. What was important? Why was I alive? What did my life mean?

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