We cannot enter the Promised Land, nor see God's wonderful promises fulfilled, without patience.
It is a fruit of His Spirit.
Therein is His perfect timing and this patience develops in us a fullness of faith, a trust in Him.
It is strong to be gentle, to stay steadfast, kind and merciful.
It is knowing Who He is and who we are - His beloved.
It is part of His message to the world, that amidst the turmoil, for us, reconciled to Him, the loving, faithful, living God, is rest.