Patience isn’t indifference – it’s not apathy on steroids, nor is it white-knuckling through the situation until we get to the other side. No, patience conveys the idea of someone who’s tremendously strong & able to withstand all assaults. And this type of patience has its source in the Vision & Perspective of God – which is always true & proper. God’s Vision & Perspective isn’t determined or even limited by whatever trouble we’re going through, and so we need to gain His vision in order to wait with courage rather than fear. Psalm 27:14 says, “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” When we have the hope of God’s Perspective in the matter, our waiting now has a purpose…the delay is full of encouragement rather than dread… and our patience is strengthened.