Promise Keeper: Day Seven

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.  – 2 Peter 3:9

How do you understand slowness? Is your pace of life fast or slow? The world around me seems to move at record speed and I often yearn for a slower pace. Over the last several years, I have looked for ways to slow down. But when it comes to God, I want Him to hurry up. He never seems to be answering my prayers quickly enough for me. But God stands outside of time. One day and one year mean nothing to Him. Instead, He sees it all at once and as it should be.

I often confuse His promises with my prayer requests. And they are not always the same. He promises not to leave or forsake us, but we can still feel alone. He promises abundant life, but we can still experience different forms of poverty. He is not slow, but He is steadfast.

Answer these questions in your journal:

  • In what ways do you wish God would hurry up?
  • How would it help you if God’s answer came today? If it came next year? If it never came?

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