top of page
  • Writer's pictureDavid and Marilynn Chadwick

The Marks of a Christian - Be Patient in Tribulation

Does your life have outward marks that reflect your inward convictions? If you are a follower of Jesus, it should. Patience during tribulation is another mark of a Christian (Romans 12:12b).           Jesus is clear and upfront about the tribulation we will face in this life (John 16:33). He tells us that trouble is guaranteed. Trials will come. Hardships are a fact - no one escapes them.   Why? Because we live in a broken world. Good and bad happen things happen to the godly and godless alike. We are broken people living among other broken people. And from time to time, we’re going to hurt each other. That’s why practicing patience during tribulation is essential. We must learn to wait patiently on the Lord. It’s not easy, but it’s necessary. We develop the ability to practice patience when we remind ourselves that Jesus is working in our circumstances. And He is using all things for our good and His glory to accomplish His purpose in our lives (Romans 8:28). Consider this: Every person in Scripture who God used greatly waited on the Lord - especially amidst tribulations.  Waiting patiently builds our faith. Jesus wants our faith to become strong. Tough. Unshakable. A faith that stares down the most difficult tribulations, looking them straight in the eyes and refusing to blink. One that trusts God no matter the circumstances. Our waiting proves our faith. And Jesus loves it when we have great faith!

Recent Posts

See All

How to Pray: Pray Your Day

by David Chadwick We are on day five of learning how to pray. If Jesus taught it in Scripture, I should be teaching it to those under my care. You’ve learned about keeping a prayer journal, persisting

How to Pray: Pray the Lord's Prayer

by David Chadwick How do you pray? Jesus taught us principles in his Word and I want to share what I have learned from him with you. Keep a journal that reminds you of your history with God. Persist i

How to Pray: Learn to Wait

by David Chadwick How do we pray? So far we have learned about praying through journaling and about persistent prayer. I finished yesterday’s teaching on how to pray by saying this: I believe persiste


bottom of page