One of the many reasons I love the Lord is because of His patience. My heart overflows with thanksgiving when I think of how patient He is. Looking back I can see how far I’ve come and how consistent and unchanging the Lord has been. Rather I was being faithful or faithless, obedient or disobedient. He remained the same. He was still God. He never wavered in His love for me. He patiently waited as I grew in faith and obedience.
Any discipline I have received from the Lord has always been done in love and tailored just for me (Proverbs 3:12). It was exactly what I needed to cause me to repent and turn my heart back to His. But there were many times He waited for me, and even today, although I have made some progress, the reality is that He is still waiting on me.
Psalm 139:16 NIV, “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
I’m thankful that God loves us and is patient through our ups and downs. We often become impatient as we are going through periods of waiting. But as we wait, we must remember God is waiting too. Our lives were His idea in the first place. As Psalm 139:16 tells us, the plans He has for us were in His heart before we were even born. His love for us will not allow Him to rush anything. Now that’s true patience!
I pray the Lord would strengthen you as you continue to patiently trust His timing in every area of your life. May we be a reflection of His patience to others. May patience have her perfect work in you and me.
James 1:4 KJV, “But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”