Joyful, Patient, Faithful

A little word study for today:

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:12).

Hope: The feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.

Joyful: full of  joy, as a person or one’s heart; glad; delighted.

“But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. Sing to God, sing praise to His name, extol Him who rides on the clouds–His name is the Lord–and rejoice before Him (Psalm 68:3,4).

Patient: bearing provocation, annoyance, misfortune, delay, hardship, pain, etc., with fortitude and calm and without complaint, anger, or the like.

Affliction: a state of pain, distress, or grief; misery

“I wait patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord” (Psalm 40: 1-3).

Faithful: steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant

Prayer: a spiritual communion with God . . . as in supplication, thanksgiving, adoration, or confession.

“To the faithful You show Yourself faithful, to the blameless You show Yourself blameless, to the pure You show Yourself pure” (Psalm 18: 25, 26).

Thanks to God’s Word through the New International Version (1984) and Dictionary.com.

Thankful today for:

348. the sound of the wind chimes

349. quiet

350. dictionaries

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