Firstly, here’s two definitions of patience:
Patience is the ability and willingness to wait a long time or to carry out a task that takes a long time, especially one that is by itself not heavy, but boring. It also means not easily getting angry or not showing anger in situations of human communication where the other is unreasonable. It is commonly referred to as a virtue, though it is not one of the traditional theological or cardinal virtues.
Patience, a virtue, is the capacity of enduring hardship or inconvenience emphasizes calmness, self-control, and the willingness or ability to tolerate delay. Its opposite is weakness. Let your sense of humor give you balance, perspective, poise and patience. Patience, together with Peace and Love, forms the Trinity of Compassion.
Psalm 37:34 (The Message)
Wait passionately for God, don’t leave the path. He’ll give you your place in the sun while you watch the wicked lose it.
So it’s all about waiting…and waiting…and waiting…
I don’t know about you, but I’m not very good at waiting for things. I’m particularly impatient when I’m waiting for things when I’m stressed or worried. e.g. hospitals, job interviews etc.
However, God teaches us that we must try to be patient in all things, and stay faithful to Him because His is with you at all times, regardless of how far away you might feel He is..