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“Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.”  (2 Peter 3:3-4)

The Lord is not slow as some count slowness.  The Lord is purposeful.  If it helps, think of it this way: if the Lord came while the Apostles were alive, you would not be here.  The Lord knows those who are His.  He awaits fulfilment in our age of what was prayed, “Father, I thank You that I have not lost one.”  The Lord is the author of creation, and all things are in His hands.  Look to the One who saves.

Lord, I too become impatient and conditional in my thinking.  I sometimes think that unless You do this or that, this must all be my imagination.  Lead me away from such doubts and sinful thinking to live into the life You give me through faith.  Guide me according to Your purposes so that I will learn from You how truly to live.  Keep me this and every day, O Lord, and help me to understand more fully the truth You have revealed once for all by Your grace.

Guide me, dear Jesus, in the way of salvation.  Lead me according to Your purposes so that I may be sustained by the truth and not led astray by the lies of this world.  Everything is in Your hands, and the Father has promised that it all works together for good for those who love Him.  Guide me, Lord, so that I may grow in Your likeness and be led by the truth You have revealed to all who believe.  Amen.