Been thinking about “patience.” How often do we get impatient with God because He doesn’t move fast enough for us or doesn’t do what we think He should do?
But think about God’s patience with us. How long-suffering He is with us. He is patient with us when we sin and have a tendency to do the same thing over and over. He is patient while waiting for us to “grow up” and act like a spiritually mature Christian. He is patient while we, in this life, strive to be more Christ-like. He is patient with our faults and with the times we deny Him by our lifestyle and actions. Yet He is always there ready to forgive us and encourage us to press on and get up again so that each day we get to know Him better.
And think about His patience with this sinful world. “And remember our Lord’s patience gives people time to be saved.” 2 Peter 3:15 (NLT). He is delaying His return for this purpose.
Be thankful today for God’s patience with you and me.