Patient faithfully?

I imagine there are varieties of patience but not all of them are Godly. I imagine it’s possible, humanly speaking, to be patient cruelly, or greedily, or angrily. Godly patience is best revealed in Christ, ‘who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross’. The cross required more than an afternoon’s patience. This second brief post on the theme of  patience also comes from Oswald Chambers.

‘Because you have kept my word about patient endurance…’ Revelation 3:10 ESV

‘Patience is more than endurance. A saint’s life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. God is aiming at something the saint cannot see, and He stretches and strains, and every now and again the saint says-‘I cannot stand any more.’ God does not heed, He goes on stretching till His purpose is in sight, then He lets fly. Trust yourself in God’s hands. For what have you need of patience just now? Maintain your relationship to Jesus Christ by the patience of faith. “Though He slay me, yet will I wait for Him.”

From Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest