- the quality of being patient as the bearing of annoyance, misfortune or pain without complaint, loss of temper, irritation or the like.
- an ability or willingness to suppress annoyance when confronted with delay.
- quiet, steady perseverance, even-tempered care.
Love is patient.It doesn't get clearer than this. When we love, we show patience, because we love. We learn this from how God treats us. He is patient with us, because He loves us - look at Psalms 103:8 . . .
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.