“You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.” James 5:8
James gives us three examples of patience. The farmer who waits for rain. The prophets who suffered persecution and Job who endured grieve and loss. The farmer wouldn’t wait for rain if he believed it wasn’t going to rain again. The prophets wouldn’t have waited for God’s rescue if they hadn’t believed in his Sovereignty. Job wouldn’t have waited for God to answer him if he didn’t believe he could. God rewards our perseverance, either in this life, like Job, or when he comes again.