Good morning, and welcome to His Encouragement Thursday! I don’t know about you, but Thursdays are my struggle day of the week. By Thursday, I have already been working hard at school and at home, and I just wish it would hurry up and be Friday already. LOL! I definitely need a little extra Jesus time on Thursdays.
Trisha, my blogger friend at Joy of Reading, and I decided on calling this post “His Encouragement” because our real source of peace, strength, and security can only come from Jesus Christ. He, and He alone, is our constant! We pray and hope that these Thursday posts become a real encouragement to you and help you end your week strong in God’s love and purpose for you. God bless!
Today’s Thursday Encouragement comes from:
2 Peter 3:9 (ESV)
The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
Today’s verse illustrates God’s character as loving, and full of grace and mercy. When this world gets super crazy, as it has this past year, I get frustrated. My husband and I have long talks about the End of Days and when is Jesus coming to call His Bride, and what is taking Him SOOOOOO long?! I’m impatient. I think God is going too slow. And, then I feel guilty for feeling that way because God is God and I am not. God knows better than me because He sees everything. He knows how everything has worked out, is working out, and will work out.
This verse from 2 Peter 3 proves that God doesn’t want the end stuff to happen until He is certain His kids are ready. He doesn’t want anyone to die. He doesn’t want anyone to hurt or suffer or experience wrath. God just wants us to repent. He wants us to say, “God, I am a sinner. I need You! Forgive me, please.” He wants our hearts to turn from stone to flesh.
What I really love about this verse is that is says, “[God] is patient towards [me].” I think, “But I’m ready God!” And He says, “Maybe not so much,” and He gives me more time to Bible study, to pray, to fellowship, to be in relationship with Him. God’s timing is perfect timing.
This verse has blessed me tremendously today. It gives me hope. Hope for today and for tomorrow. I hope that your Thursday is a blessed one, and that this verse resonates with you today. God bless!
Now, it’s your turn!
What Biblical verse is encouraging you today?
And, check out more Thursday Encouragement from my fellow blogger friends:
Trisha @ Joy of Reading
Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home
Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective