We are in such a hurry. I am so glad God is patient.
The patience of the Lord appears many times in Scripture, but I was impacted by this concept recently while reading 2 Peter chapter three.
People were growing impatient with the delay of the Lord’s return, even scoffing at the concept (see 2 Peter 3:3-4).
To impatient people, the Spirit wrote through Peter:
8 Dear friends, don’t let this one thing escape you: With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. 9 The Lord does not delay His promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance. – 2 Peter 3:8-9 (HCSB)
God is patient by withholding His judgement.
God is patient when we are rebellious to His will.
God is patient with our slow development into Christ-like character.
God is patient with me.
I am so glad God is patient.