What does long-suffering mean? My daughter has a chronic medical condition which is hard for me to accept and deal with. I wonder if this applies?

“Long-suffering” is the King James Version counterpart of “patience” that we find in more contemporary Bible translations. “Long-suffering” or “patience” is a quality attributed to God (1 Peter 3:20) and his children, Christians (James 5:8, 10). By your patient attitude, the word applies to you and your situation.

When we keep in mind that “patience” is part of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22), we recognize that God develops and increases that attribute in us through the use of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

May God continue to give you and your daughter patience as a loving and wise God directs all in your lives for your spiritual and eternal welfare (Romans 8:28). God bless you and your daughter!