Delays. They can be irritating. Nerve-testing. A possible trigger of impatience.
Those late results, those delayed payments, those falling in lines, those disappointing takoffs. How hard it can be to accept delays graciously!
But as the expression goes, our faith is "fleshed out" at times like these. Ability to delay gratification. Acceptance of delays. Smile at setbacks. Refusal to be hassled by delays, remaining cool.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace ... patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control .... (Galatians 5: 22, 23).
"May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father ...." (Colossians 1:11, 12).