Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is…patience.
O Lord, as my stress level increases, my patience wears thin and it doesn’t take much for me to snap at others. I want to blame them or the stressful situations in my life, but I must confess that my lack of patience is evidence of the weaknesses of my own faith. My impatience shows a lack of trust and confidence in you. Thankfully, Lord, you are patience with me. Despite the “stress” I cause you with my sins you patiently forgive me. So, when I feel my patience wearing thin, lead me to take a deep breath as I place my stress on you (I Pet. 5:7) and remember your patience with me. Amen.