Patience Wk 4

Patience

I waited patiently for the Lord,
and he turned to me and heard my cry for help.

Psalms 40:1 (CSB)

Sometimes, after crying out to God for help with something, we must wait for Him to intervene. This week we wrap up this month’s focus on patience. Watch the video below to learn how Queen Esther waited patiently for the Lord to help.

 

Memory Verse:

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31 KJV

Going Further

Hi Everyone! A couple of ideas for family activities after watching the video:

1) Read/Review: Esther

2) Family Time:

  • Discussion: The story of Queen Esther is like a fairy tale – except it’s true! The little orphaned girl, Hadassah, really did grow up to become royalty. Do you think Hadassah felt sad and lonely when she lost her parents? God had a special plan for her life though.  We need to remember even when life is hard, there is always hope found in Jesus! What do you want to be when you grow up?  Do you ever dream of being royalty – a prince or princess?  That is God’s ultimate plan for each of us – to become His children by trusting Jesus as our Savior and Lord.  Then we are children of the King! Hadassah had to wait many years before she became Queen Esther. During the time of waiting, she learned how to be obedient and patient. This made her beautiful on the inside. When many beautiful young ladies were brought to the king, why do you think he chose Queen Esther? After listening to the story, how important was it that she demonstrated patience and waited for God’s timing? What are some examples of how Queen Esther demonstrated patience? How did that help her and all of the Jewish nation? What can we learn from this? Pray together and ask God to help you to listen and patiently obey your parents and others who want to help prepare you as you grow up.
  • Activity1: Click on this link to download and print a fun activity.
  • Activity2: Use the following acrostic or create your own. Make a poster and decorate it.
    • P ray continually
    • A ccept correction
    • T olerate with a smile
    •  I mitate Jesus
    • E nthusiastically listen
    • N ever roll your eyes
    • C ommit to joyfully waiting
    • E xpress gratefulness
  • Definition of PATIENCE vs. Restlessness: responding kindly to others in hard situations. Not giving God a deadline to remove hard situations.
  • Pray together as a family: Is there someone in your family who has not yet accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior?

Special Message

Click on the button to crack a secret code about patience!

Coloring Sheet

Download and print out this coloring sheet. As you color, think of how much patience Queen Esther demonstrated as she prayed and fasted while waiting for God. God wants us to be patient and wait for His timing for things to happen.

Crossword Puzzle

Have fun solving this puzzle!


1. Mordecai treated Esther as if she were his what? Esther 2.7
2. This is what the king set on Esther's head. Esther 2.17
3. How many days did the Jews not eat or drink? Esther 4.16
4. What was the golden item that the king held out for Queen Esther to touch? Esther 5.2
5. Queen Esther asked for only one thing for her and her people, what was it? Esther 7.3

Word Search

Download and print out this fun word search. See if you can find key words about this week’s lesson on patience!

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