But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy and loving-kindness and truth. Psalm 86:15
If I judged the world - we'd all be obliterated by now. That's just the truth - sorry. I can just watch the evening news and begin ranting and raving about how crazy this world is and just wrong. Hello God!! Where are you?? Send the fire and the brimstone - Sodom and Gomorrah looks like Disney World compared to this world we live in now! Hey God! What are you waiting for??
But He waits...and He waits...and He waits...because He loves. He sees that one lost sheep, the one who is wandering right now looking for greener pastures. He sees that lonely young woman who searches for love and attention in the eyes of another. He sees that angry young man who tries to drink away the pain that aches his heart. He hears the cries of that broken marriage, the sobs in the night of the widow and He waits.
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
His anger is slow, his mercy long and his love gracious not because we deserve it - but because He wants all of us to be with Him! For US He waits.
So thankful that I am not "in charge" that I am not the judge - and that He waits.
He waited for me and He waits for you.