Notes on Patience – Happiness and Lasting Joy

Patience is something that is tested in my life every day, as I am sure it is for most of us. I thought that perhaps it would be a good idea for me to begin a study that was a bit more in depth so that I could know how to gain a self-mastery that I do not have right now. I hope that my readers will enjoy following this series of posts on patience and that it may help someone else out there, as much as it has helped me. To see more posts, check out Notes on Patience

1 Verily I say unto you my friends, fear not, let your hearts be comforted; yea, rejoice evermore, and in everything give thanks;
2 Waiting patiently on the Lord, for your prayers have entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, and are recorded with this seal and testament—the Lord hath sworn and decreed that they shall be granted. (D&C 98:1-2 emphasis added)

  • Patience with the Lord will allow me to have a more grateful heart and as a result I will be happier and have a lasting joy. Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said the following:

    If we have faith in God and if we are committed to the fundamentals of keeping His commandments and putting Him first in our lives, we do not need to plan every single event—even every important event—and we should not feel rejected or depressed if some things—even some very important things—do not happen at the time we had planned or hoped or prayed. (Timing)

    Patience with the Lord is living with a hope and faith that my heartfelt prayers will be answered someday and I will have the righteous desires of my heart.

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    1 Response to “Notes on Patience – Happiness and Lasting Joy”


    1. 1 Barbara February 19, 2013 at 8:24 am

      I think that patience and understanding go hand in hand and are also coupled with faith.


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