“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.”
2 Peter 3-9
I sat for the longest time struggling with how to begin this devotion, when I realized that this scripture kind of speaks for itself.
I struggle with having patience, and waiting to see the full picture revealed. My husband doesn’t understand when I’m reading a book, and I skip to the last chapter to make sure everything turns out okay.
This verse tells us very plainly that the Lord isn’t up in heaven being slow to fulfill a promise just for the sake of being slow.
He is doing it to protect us.
He doesn’t want to see anyone destroyed, and what can seem completely innocent and harmless right now, could very well destroy us in the long run.
He works all things out for our good, we just have to learn to wait. To stand still. To not try and skip ahead and miss some very important steps and information. You see, when I read the last chapter of the book I always miss the best part – the journey.
It’s all a process, highs and lows, mountains and valleys. When you finally reach the promise you realize that you learned some very important lessons along the way. Learning lessons almost always isn’t enjoyable, but so necessary for growth and sustainability.
If you are in a season of waiting right now, know that He is working on your behalf. We don’t always see it or feel it, but He never stops working.
Lord, I am thankful that you are a promise keeper. You will never go back on Your word and Your promises are forever.