God’s Patience

“Since the days of your fathers, you have turned from My statutes; you have not kept them. Return to Me,” says the Lord of Hosts. Malachi 3:7 HCSB

I have heard the story of the person who prayed to God, “Lord, please give me patience, and please hurry up.” We all could do a better job of being patient. I am not very patient when the traffic light turns green and the car in front of me just sits there. I don’t like to honk so I usually say, “It’s not going to get any greener.” Of course the other person cannot hear me, but it makes me feel better to express my observation.

God is the ultimate example of patience. His patience seems never ending. From the beginning of time people have willfully disobeyed His laws and statutes but He patiently waits for His people to return to Him. He is always willing to forgive and take them back.

Challenge: God is patiently waiting for you to return to Him if you will only admit your sins and ask for forgiveness. Thank God for His patience with you. Strive to be more patient with those you encounter today.

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