The Lord God is my help,
therefore I am not disgraced;
Therefore I have set my face like flint,
knowing that I shall not be put to shame.
No one should say that he is not naturally patient. This is absolutely false. One always has patience with what one wants.
Our motivation for patience -- could it not be an attempt to resemble Him who bore all for us, infinitely more than we could ever bear? He asks us to help Him in His death throes and the only way we can help Him, and continue to save souls, is by resembling Him all through our lives. And our Lord was never irritated with any disposal Providence made of Him.
"My God, I want to love You enough to believe, in all circumstances, in Your love for me."
~Mother Marie des Douleurs, Joy Out of Sorrow
Within Thy wounds, hide me,
oh good and gentle Jesus!
there let me learn Your patience,
there let me learn Your love.