How’s your patience?
With all that has been happening, a lot of people’s patience is showing itself pretty thin. Patience is the fruit of the Spirit that God plants in us and then we cooperate in its growth.
We are warned by some “do not pray for patience.” I think this is terrible advice. It assumes God is a sadistic being who will throw all kinds of problems on you just because you sought to reflect an attribute of his love. My friend, patience is a work of grace that you can only grow in as you cling to Christ. In this world, you will have tribulations! It is up to us how we deal with them and if we grow in love or shrink into despair and bitterness.