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“[A]nd regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you” (2 Peter 3:15)

The Lord has been patient with you.  Through all of the difficulties you have had and through all of your sins, the Lord has loved you and awaited your coming to Him.  Listen to the writing of the saints.  Listen to the word as it speaks to you.  Do not be guided by the shallowness of this world, but by the goodness of the One who has called you into His presence.  Know that God is the true Sovereign of this world.

Lord, I want things when I want them and when I see what an outcome ought to be in my mind, that is what I want.  But I have lived enough life to know that you do not always get what you want.  Help me, dear Lord, to walk humbly with You and  let You guide me wherever You will take me.  Do not let me harbor such vain thoughts as thinking I know what the timing of anything ought to be.  Lead me always, Lord.

Lord Jesus, You came with perfect timing.  You did all things necessary for the sake of those who will follow You.  Lead me in the way of everlasting life and help me to be guided by You and no one else.  Let me not be led astray by the wiles of the wicked one.  Keep my eyes upon You and not upon the clock.  You will do all that is needed before everything is finished.  Help me to trust You.  Amen.

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