Patience isn’t naïve. It doesn’t ignore misbehavior. It waits. Listens. Is slow to boil. It’s how God treats us. (Max Lucado, Christian author and speaker)

When we are in the presence of a person who regularly demonstrates patience, we are sometimes distraught. Why doesn’t he or she respond? Are they ignoring us? Don’t hard times upset them? How can they just wait to act? In this fast-moving age, slowing down and showing patience is an art. And we can be thankful that God isn’t impatient with us.

Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly (Proverbs 14:29).