Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
The first DVD in the ED'S STORY series contains the following films: It Ain't Over, Consider the Birds, and Be There.
It Ain't Over: Become the kind of person who can find hope in the midst of difficult circumstances. Ed Dobson reminds us that life isn't over yet and that we don't have to feel overwhelmed by the struggles we're facing today. Difficult news can sometimes make us feel like our lives are over. Ed shows us that we don't know the future, and that things may turn out quite differently from what we expect. Consider the Birds: Sometimes worry can come in waves and be overwhelming. We try so hard to control our lives, when in face we have no control over the future. Ed discovered that it is hard to find God when we are worried about tomorrow; but when we live in the moment, He is right there with us. Be There: When people around us suffer, it's only natural to want to help. But what can you say when someone's life falls apart and suffering becomes their reality? Ed learned that sometimes the answer is to "show up and shut up." Perhaps just being present can bring more comfort, peace, and a sense of God's presence than words ever could.