With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:8-9)
Have you ever been in a traffic jam for hours? How about waiting in line for tickets to a very popular opening night? These are the types of things in life that stretch our patience. It’s hard to wait. We live in a society where instant gratification is the goal. Let’s consider the beauty of waiting.
Waiting can build on our character as we strengthen our inner makeup through learning how to gain peace in waiting, patience with ourselves and others, and freedom in knowing it will come to be just as the Lord has designed.
Jesus is coming back. This will truly be a wonderful day. We can be thankful that he is patient with us. His desire is for all to repent. Isn’t that what we also want?
Prayer: Your patience, Lord, is incredible. I pray that I can be more at peace and wait knowing you are in control of all things. Amen
Faith tip: Today as you experience waiting, look for the beauty of your waiting time.