Patience, endurance, fortitude, and stoicism imply qualities of calmness, stability, and persistent courage in trying circumstances. Patience may denote calm, self-possessed, and unrepining bearing of pain, misfortune, annoyance, or delay; or painstaking and untiring industry or (less often) application in the doing of something: to bear afflictions with patience.
I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me. Micah 7:7I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3I wait for you, O Lord; you will answer, O Lord my God. Psalm 38:15You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you, Lord. Isaiah 26:3We rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:2-4The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid?... For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock... I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27: 1, 5, 13-14