God Is Patient For My Sake

“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.” ~ 2 Peter 3:9 NLT

Sometimes when we don’t hear from God we think He is being slow. We have all been at that place before. Like “why isn’t God quick enough?” “Why must I wait that long to hear from God?” I am sure we have all uttered such words before. I know I have.

But what this scripture says is true because when God came through, I realised that it was for my good and of course, for His glory. His patience was for my sake. At the time it was happening, I did not think so but afterwards, I reflected and realised that it all worked out for my good. I was not destroyed at the end of the day.

This gives us hope that God will come through but the length of time He takes to come through is for our own good. His patience is for our sake. You may be going through some situation right now and may have asked God to step in but it doesn’t seem like He has heard you or is responding to you. But be assured brethren that God will come through; He always does. And this period of waiting is for your own good; to save you from destruction.

Be blessed! To God be the glory!


Written by Kow Essuman, Esq. ACIArb

The author is a barrister; qualified to practise law in England and Wales, New York and Ghana; an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in England; a Global Shaper (Accra Hub) of the World Economic Forum and a firm believer in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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