“Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy” Psalm 103:1 & 8, NKJV.
I can’t say I’ve done everything right, but I thank God for being patient with me. I’m sure can say you haven’t done everything right also, but you can mightily lift your hands and thank God that He’s been patient with you!
The Father always abounds in mercy, taking the time to teach us how to change. He isn’t short in being good to us. He stands ready to forgive before we even do what we need forgiveness for. He always has been willing to give you understanding and make you to know wisdom. He says in Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ”.
God is faithful to complete the work He has begun in you. He is steady working His truth down in us, a work He could easily give up on and have the right to do so. Yet, He remains determined. So should you.
Remain determined to be like Christ. Be determined to get that area right. keep getting back up, refusing to turn back. Don’t give up on yourself, and throw in the towel on you. Be patient as you grow in God, just as He is with you. As He is patient with you, keep this in mind, and be the same way toward others.
Prayer: Father, I thank You for being greatly patient with me. The goodness You show me fuels my desire to change and live for You! I am a man that determined to be all that You’ve called me to be and I’m not turning back. Help me to show the same love and patience to others so they can know how good You are. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: Psalm 86:15, Psalm 103, Romans 2:4 & 15:5, 2 Peter 3:9