Day 31: Long-suffering

long-sufferingLong-suffering

: suffering for a long time without complaining

: patiently enduring lasting offense or hardship

PRAY: God, you have been long-suffering with us, your people in America. You have saved us, sinners, and you have given us mercy. You have been patient with us, even when we have complained against you. Today, I pray again for the leaders we will elect this November. I pray that you would give them a spirit of long-suffering. Give them patience as they endure the scrutiny of our nation, and give them peace as they suffer the offenses and hardships of their respective offices.

1 Timothy 1:15-16 (AMP)

“The saying is sure and true and worthy of full and universal acceptance, that Christ Jesus (the Messiah) came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am foremost. But I obtained mercy for the reason that in me, as the foremost [of sinners], Jesus Christ might show forth and display all His perfect long-suffering and patience for an example to [encourage] those who would thereafter believe on Him for [the gaining of] eternal life.”

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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