God’s patience is amazing!
Twelve years ago, when I first woke up to the realization that Jesus was real and that we are in a battle for our souls, I prayed and prayed for my family and friends to come into that same knowledge….nothing.
Years went by and I would see a glimmer of hope here or there, but I at times, I almost gave up. But God is faithful to answer prayer. He does it enfolded in the hands of time, though. Not within the workings of this world, but within the workings of His.
I have learned to pray for patience for God’s timing.
As I was sitting at the kitchen table the other day at my Dad’s house before dinner, my Dad bellowed, “OK! LET’S PRAY! And as we bowed our heads and started, “Come Lord Jesus…” I think I saw God wink at me.
I woke up this morning and looked back over these past dozen years and God is working!!! I can see it, albeit ever so slowly. Don’t give up! Don’t ever give up!!!
A quote is circulating in my head right now. I don’t know who said it but it goes like this, “The mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceedingly fine.”
God grinds patience into us. Surrender to His timing and you will have peace. It is well with my soul.
God, thank you that you are working! Give us perseverance to make it to the end in trust and faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen