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Ed Young Devotionals

    Why Doesn't God Do Something?

    Posted on Aug 26, 2018 12:00:00 AM


    2 Peter 3:8-9, "But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."


    "We are all wired with a justice chip." When we see something unjust, we demand, "Someone has to pay!" Our desire for something to be done in these situations is not wrong, but often our timing is. Have you ever been angry and wanted something done immediately, only to realize later that patience was the best response? A little patience goes a long way when it comes to the right response. God's timing can seem like it takes too long because our perspective is limited to the 80 or so years we walk this earth. God, however, is not limited to 80 or even 800 years. God has a perspective that is infinitely larger. He sees the entire picture – which makes his timing perfect. When we see something unjust and wonder where God is, we need to remember that God is not a procrastinator who can't get his act together. God is patient and he will choose the right response at the right time so that as many people as possible might have an opportunity to choose him. When the dust settles, we realize that not only is God just, but also his timing is right and his love for us is unquestionable.


    Others aren't the only ones that need God's patience. What if God immediately punished you for every wrong decision made? Take a minute to think about when God has been patient with you and thank him for his patience with you.


    God, help me to seek your perspective when something unjust happens. May I respond not only in the right way, but may I respond in the right timing. Amen.

    Topics: patience, justice