“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Pet. 3:9)
The Bible is full of God’s promises; words of hope for us to lean on in times of uncertainty. But sometimes His promises are slow to be fulfilled. When we feel as if God isn’t good for His word, we get frustrated and impatient – some even give up in despair.
But the promises of God don’t exist simply to grant us security. God’s promises are designed to draw us into deeper faith. Trusting God’s word is less about the fulfillment of the promise than the walk of faith to get there. The real promise is found in a rich relationship with Christ; peace, joy, and ease are pleasant byways on our journey with Him. God has a greater purpose in the promises he gives us. His heart is to save the whole world, and though the wait is hard, He is working behind the scenes on a grander scale than we could ever imagine.
Lord, I trust that you are good for Your Word and Your promise.
How can I find joy in God as I wait on His promises?
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