Oxford defines it this way – Patience = 1 the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset:
Jehovah says it is a fruitage of his spirit. – Galatians 5:22 -23 “On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
Hebrews 6:12 “so that you may not become sluggish, but be imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
Col. 1:11, “and may you be strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may endure fully with patience and joy,
How can patience that single quality help us?
Being patient means you know not everything changes in a day, it gives you the time to breathe and make decisions with wisdom rather then hastily trying to fix something.
It reminds me of skilled chess players, although they have to move within an allotted time, they look several steps ahead at the consequences in a single move, it might not be seen with in two moves but perhaps ten.
Patience allows us the time to rely on Jehovah’s wisdom, and not our own.
Why hurry, we have forever and a day!