I am so thankful that God is always patient with His children. He doesn’t rush us into situations but rather waits for us to make choices, gently guiding us in the right direction. Many today are looking at what is happening in the world and declaring that it can’t be long now before Jesus returns. Maybe that is true. But, just maybe, God is being patient, waiting for as many as possible to turn to Him before Jesus returns and His judgment and wrath are unleashed on an unbelieving and unrepentant people.
God is not being slow or hesitant about the end of the age. His timing is perfect, His plan is in place and He is as ready as we are for this sinful world to end. But He is being patient because there are many who still need to come to Him. I know more than a few myself, and I am sure that you do, too. So, although I am awaiting with great anticipation the coming of the Lord, I am so very thankful for His patience. Maybe one of those He is waiting for is someone close to my heart, too.
4 thoughts on “Thankful for God’s Patience”
My thoughts exactly, Vickie. Though I do believe Christ will return soon, I’m hoping not too soon. In 36 years as I Christian, I’ve not seen a single loved one come to Christ. But as you wrote, God’s timing is perfect.
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Our daughter is a Christian, but she is the only one. Many profess to believe but don’t really seem to have a relationship with the Lord or follow His teachings. And others belong to “established churches” and expect that they will be fine for eternity. It’s all very sad. I feel helpless when I am with them because I don’t feel free to share my faith since they have swung so far in the other direction, accepting the current unbiblical morality. I’m still praying and know that God will continue to draw them. At least, that is my hope.
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Amen! Our Father’s patience encourages us to value His gift of another blessed day. In turn, may we show the same patience with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
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Very true but a difficult thing to do sometimes. Another way that we follow His example instead of our own tendencies.
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