This is the time of year where it's easy for tempers to be short, patience to be small, and for bodies to tire easily.
This verse from James just stood out to me this morning and I'm making it my battle cry until I see January!
James 5:11 (ESV)
Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast.
You have heard of the steadfastness of Job,
and you have seen the purpose of the Lord,
how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
...just real quick add this one from Psalms to seal the deal....
Psalm 119:5 (ESV)
Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!
Go & be steadfast toward the purposes & statutes of the Lord!