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42 Bible Verses About Patience and Waiting on God in Hard Times (Must Read)

42 Bible Verses About Patience and Waiting on God in Hard Times (Must Read)

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Today we have bible verses about patience and waiting on God.

Patience is a virtue. That's what many people say when they talk about patience and it is! But one of the things that you have to realize with patience is that patience, according to Scripture, has a work to do. 

What you didn't know that patience is working? That's what we hope our bible verses about patience will help you to see - the work of patience to the glory of God. 

Our Top Patience Scripture For You

James 1:2-7   2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

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More Bible Verses on Patience in Tough Times

Romans 12:12

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Colossians 3:12

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

James 5:8

Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

Bible Verses on Waiting On The Lord in Hard Times

James 1:19-20

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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More Bible Verses For Being Patient in Difficulty

Romans 12:12-13

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

Psalm 37:7

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Bible Verses on Patience for God's Timing

Psalm 27:14

Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Colossians 3:12-13

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Luke 2:28-32

Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

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Bible Verses on Being Patient in Difficult Times

Psalm 40:1

I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

Genesis 29:20

And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

 Scriptures About Patience and God's Timing

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9

Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

James 5:7-8

Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

Proverbs 21:29

A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.

Romans 15:5

Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:

 Scriptures For Patience and Waiting on God

2 Peter 3:8-9

But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Romans 15:1

We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

Exodus 14:14

The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

 Scriptures About Being Patient in Waiting on God's Timing in Hard Times

1 Samuel 13:8-14

And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel had appointed: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him. And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering. And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him, that he might salute him. And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash; Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the Lord: I forced myself…

1 Timothy 1:16

Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

More Scriptures About Patience and Waiting

Jeremiah 29:11-12

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

Joel 2:13

And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

Luke 15:11-24

And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise…

More Scriptures About Being Patient and Waiting on God

2 Peter 3:8

But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Matthew 24:42

Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

2 Peter 3:9-10

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

 Scriptures About Waiting For God's Timing in Difficult Times

Nehemiah 9:30

Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them by thy spirit in thy prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest thou them into the hand of the people of the lands.

James 1:19

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

Psalm 5:3

My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

More Scriptures for Waiting on God

Hebrews 11:13-16

These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

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Isaiah 30:18

And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Genesis 29:20-28

And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her. And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her. And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast. And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her. And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid. And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me? And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn. Fulfil her week, and we will give…

Bible Verses on Waiting on God

1 Thessalonians 5:14

Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

Lamentations 3:25-26

The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.

Psalm 103:8

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

Psalm 75:2

When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.

Bible Verses About Waiting in Hard Times

Colossians 1:11

Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

Hebrews 10:36

For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

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Short Teaching on Waiting On The Lord

The reason for these Bible verses on the subject of patience is that there is a work that the Holy Spirit wants to do in your life. And without patience, this work will not be completed. There are some things that God wants to give you and wants to bring to you, but to receive these things, patience and waiting have to be involved!

Patience is Necessary for Manifestation

If you don't have patience, some things will not be manifested in time. Patience is required for manifestation. Patience works. Many scriptures from the Old Testament and the New Testament will share with you the truth that when God works and He does things, there is a period when you have to wait.

Scripture says those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.

Isaiah 40:28-31    28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Why is it that waiting is required? Because between the word spoken by God and the manifestation of that which He spoke, there is a period of time that is necessary to bring about the change in you and through you. This is key! God is more concerned with what's happening in you than what happens through you. The greater triumph is that which happens on the inside.  

Learn Patience and Faith From The Lord Jesus Christ

But if you don't have patience, you will run away before you see the manifestation. And that's not what the Lord wants you to do.

The most patient person is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. There are some prayers that He prayed, particularly in John 17, that have not been fully manifested. But He waits! 

And when you talk about patience, you have to undoubtedly talk about faith because they go hand in hand together. What does the Scripture say about faith? It says in Hebrews 11 And verse six, that those who come to God must believe that he is and he's a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him diligently seeking God.

God requires you to keep on going back. This is the work of patience.

The work of patience is the work of diligently seeking the Lord.

Again, the Scripture says those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. Waiting on God is an essential part of the Christian life. You see, it's in the waiting that you develop and build perseverance.

Perseverance allows you to have immense patience as you walk the spiritual life out with great understanding.

And so for your personal or church Bible study, I want you to think about all the times that you had to wait; all the times when God didn't answer your prayer right away, and then I want you to think about all the times that what God gave to you was better than what you initially asked for.

God knows what's best for you.

Patience is How He Gives You The Best.

You see, the Father knows what is best for us, but it is through our steadfastness and perseverance in our lives that we receive the reward of our faith.

So I encourage you by the grace of God to practice patience to endure hard times and tribulation because the trying of your faith produces patience and let patience have her perfect word that you will be complete and entire, lacking in nothing. This is our prayer in Jesus' mighty Name. We hope that you enjoyed our Scriptures for patience and waiting on the Lord today.

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