God listens to a father’s prayer when he asks for patience
As a father, there are many days you need patience with your children, with your spouse, in your work, and with various circumstances you encounter in life. In James 1:2, you are encouraged…
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations
But why? Not because these circumstances are pleasant, but because they are profitable. Trials and tribulations produce patience; in difficulty, you learn to endure, to bear up, to preserve, to keep holding on despite momentary suffering. The patience you develop makes you stronger in your walk with Christ because you are less likely to become entangled in sin. And he will help you as you lean on Him for patience.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer
Excerpts from God’s Gift for Fathers, written by Jack Countryman