long-suffering

patiently enduring troubles or difficulties
—The long-suffering workers finally got a raise after six years.

Paul describes two ways to live: One is following one’s sinful desires. The other is following God’s Spirit. He writes that God will produce good things in those who live by the Spirit:

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience [longsuffering], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22,23)

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