2 Peter 3:9
“The Lord isn’t 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.”
I struggle with having patience and waiting to see the full picture revealed. One of my character flaws is that sometimes when I’m reading a book, I like to skip ahead to the last chapter to make sure everything turns out okay. Only then can I resume reading, with peace of mind knowing that there will be a happy ending.
The above verse reminds us that the Lord isn’t up in heaven deliberately being slow to fulfill a promise, just for the sake of being slow. He is doing it to protect us. God 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 will always work all things out for our good, we just have to learn the art of patience.
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 end up missing out on 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.