When we are patient with others we give them breathing room.
When we are impatient we generate more pressure for people and they distance themselves from us.
We need to be patient with people.
When we are patient, people can begin to feel that they have the support and the space to be able to move in the right direction.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 Dear brothers, warn those who are lazy, comfort those who are frightened, take tender care of those who are weak, and be patient with everyone.
The Bible tells us that one of the characteristics of love is that love is patient.
This patient love can be a source of hope to others.
PRAY FOR EACH OTHER
Prayer is such a wonderful thing.
It is very reassuring to know that others are praying for you.
When you are praying for someone else, you become a source of hope for them and the situations that they may be facing.
Find out what those around you are facing and offer to pray for them. The results will amaze you!
James 5:16 Admit your faults to one another and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
LIGHT IN DARKNESS
When we become a source of hope and a people of hope for others, light penetrates the darkness and brings hope.
Isaiah 58:10 Help those in trouble! Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you shall be as bright as day.
But it is far more than just this.
When we become a source of hope to others, our own darkness begins to disappear.
In other words, we will have hope within us as we begin to give hope to others.
1 John 2:8 as we obey this commandment, to love one another, the darkness in our lives disappears and the new light of life in Christ shines in.
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