Patient endurance can be developed only through hardship. So make every effort to welcome the very problem you dread. Bring it into God’s Presence with Thanksgiving, and acknowledge your willingness to endure it as long as the Lord deems necessary. Ask Him to take the ugly thing and transform it into something lovely. The Lord God can weave bright, golden strands of Glory into the most heart-wrenching situation. It may take a long time for the lovely pattern to emerge, but this waiting can build patience. Rejoice, beloved, for God is polishing your character till it shines with the Light of His Glory!