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Posted by / Monday, October 08, 2018 / 2 Comments

When you’re tired of being patient

Hey Guys,

My friend and I were talking yesterday about how we always start off praying for something and then get tired along the way when it seems like we’re not getting any answers. I won’t lie, I was a bit happy to hear I wasn’t the only one that this happens to, but I guess this is where persistence and patience come in.

How do you tell someone that’s been job hunting for a while to continue to be patient, to keep praying? Do those things put food on the table or buy you clothes, access to health care? 

Someone even went as far as blaming it on our generation, the “microwave” generation...we want everything instantly. While there’s something to be said for that, I think it’s still annoying that no one acknowledges sometimes we outgrow patience. Why do I have to wait for soooo long while others don’t even know how being patient feels?

Let me not even lie, at some point my prayers started becoming monotonous and repetitive. I started feeling like even God was tired of hearing me ask for the same things over and over again.

Truth is, there’s no happy ending here. You will have to keep being patient. Working hard patiently, praying with patience. I’m still coming to terms with the fact that I’m not a burden to God and that asking for the same thing one million times over is still ok. And because I believe that God tells no lies, I know that eventually my prayers will be answered.

How do you deal with unanswered prayers? Does your patience/faith run thin?


  1. First understanding that with God, Yes and No aren't collectively exhaustive, there's almost always a third and better option (That talk about want and need not necessarily being the same). Being honest with myself about the motivations and actions behind my prayers (The talk behind this one is beyond a comment section). Finally asking for wisdom to accept the things I can't change, even with prayers.

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