The Lord Is Not Slow In Keeping His Promises
2 Peter 3:9 (New International Version)
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
God is incredibly patience. Many times we look at the wickedness of our world and we may wonder God where is your justice. But God's desire is to pour out mercy. His desire is that all would come to repentance. God understands how destructive sin is. Sin is enticing and it appeals to our fleshly nature. But in the end it will destroy the person who gives themselves over to it.
Jesus said that He came to give abundant life (John 10:10). True life can only be found in knowing Jesus as Lord and Savior. If we pursue the selfish sinful desires within us it will be enjoyable for a season, but in the end it will destroy us. God's desire is not that we would be overcome by sin, death, and destruction, but God's desire is that we would come to find the forgiveness and healing that is found in Him alone.
There are some in this generation who believe placing your hope and faith upon Jesus Christ is foolishness. They believe that the return of Jesus is a simple fairy tale. But the days we live in mirror the times of Noah. During the days of Noah before the flood and judgement of God came the earth was marked by violence and wickedness. We see this in our day and hour. The more people turn from God and His ways, the more their lives are overcome by darkness and wickedness. Today we have people who desire to champion putting to death the unborn and in the end they will be destroyed by their own wickedness and sin.
As we await the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ may our eyes be fixed upon the Lord and may we focus daily growing in Him. May we set aside time to spend in His word and prayer and as we have opportunity, may we proclaim the gospel to those around us. May we simply be willing to be used by God and desire to glorify and honor His name in all things.
Father lead and guide me this day. Help me in this hour not to focus on what the enemy is doing, but to see what you are doing in the unseen places. Daily you are preparing a people and bride for your soon coming. Help me to be the son or daughter you have called me to be. Prune from my life anything that would hinder your work and may all things be surrendered to you. Thank you for your love, grace, and mercy. Have your way in my life in the mighty name of Jesus, Amen!