“Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains.”
For us Christians Patience is “God-given restraint in the face of opposition or oppression.”
Patience is only necessary in the face of opposition. This is why seeking patience is in many senses a battle.
The promise we can lean on is that patience is God-given restraint, not something we are to produce in our own strength.
The Lord is the one who provides us with spiritual armor to go into battle. Our only responsibility is to trust that God will provide the strength to hold on, and then act accordingly to our faith in that promise.
Faith only bares fruit when we have a relationship with God. Many people have misconceptions as to what that looks like. The good news is that God left us his word so that our questions can be answered at anytime. Remember the Size of our God is determined by the size of the relationship we have with our Lord and Savior.
God Bless You