Sometimes being a parent of a very active toddler is exhausting. Okay, most of the time. I know that I am not the only one who loses their patience with their kid. To help myself and any other parents out there who just get too tired and lose their patience with their kids, I have compiled a list of ten Bible verses to use as a mantra when all you want to do is hide in a closet, the only place where it is quiet.
Ecclesiastes 7:9 (MSG)
Don't be quick to fly off the handle. Anger boomerangs. You can spot a fool by the lumps on his head.
Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Romans 5:3 (NLT)
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.
Proverbs 15:18 (MSG)
Hot tempers start fights; a calm, cool spirit keeps the peace.
James 1:4 (NIV)
Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV)
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
James 1:19 (NIV)
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry...
Colossians 3:12-14 (NIV)
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Proverbs 19:11 (MSG)
Smart people know how to hold their tongue; their grandeur is to forgive and forget.