The Lord is not slow...
We live in a society where we expect everything immediately. We have the thought that if it doesn’t happen when we want than something is wrong. Here is a verse about what we should expect if we are trusting God.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some people think of slowness; on the contrary, he is patient with you; for it is not his purpose that anyone should be destroyed, but that everyone should turn from his sins. (CJB)
Chapter 3 should be read in its entirety. Take time to look at it. Peter was writing to his friends to give them reminders. These reminders were to STAND STRONG and not lose heart. It seems they were beginning to question some things that were taught in Torah.
Today, I admit to being bummed out. I admit to feeling sorry for myself and lonely. I feel like I don’t belong and wonder when God’s promises will come to pass. I am not questioning the Word of God, but I am questioning how much longer we have to endure the trials and struggles.
Then I read this verse. HE is PATIENT. He wants NO ONE to perish. He WILL KEEP His promise!
All I need to do is make sure that I “turn from my sins” and just keep being patient. I need to keep TRUSTING HIM, not man.
This is what I am called to do:
2 Peter 3:17-18
But you, dear friends, since you know this in advance, guard yourselves; so that you will not be led away by the errors of the wicked and fall from your own secure position. And keep growing in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Deliverer, Yeshua the Messiah. (CJB)
I must guard myself. I must make sure that I am GROWING in my understanding of WHO GOD is. WHO Jesus is. I need to be SECURE in my position. This usually means that I must be diligent in LISTENING and STUDYING.
Today, if you feel alone, know that HE is still there. HE has not left you. HE is taking care of you and is PATIENT with you. Don’t lose heart.
Love and blessings,
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