Thought of the Day June 26, 2020 Impatient with God?

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Have you ever been impatient with God? Have you prayed for something very important to you and it didn’t happen or happened later than you desired? How did you react? Have you ever felt that God had abandoned you, didn’t love you the way you wanted to be loved? What was your reaction? Have you ever given up on God, because you were hurt by something that happened to you? You believed that God should have protected you by preventing it from happening.

Job was upset and impatient with God. He didn’t think he deserved the calamities that happened to him. He wanted God to give him an account. What did God say? Can the clay pot demand a reckoning from the potter? Can the creature confront the Creator?

Isaiah tells us that God’s ways are not our ways; his thoughts are not our thoughts. The truth is that God has every right to be impatient with us. For all the love he has poured upon us, we have sinned against him many times. But instead of condemning us, he chooses to chastise us in love, so that we might return to him, where we will find true happiness and peace.

What do we need to do? Ask forgiveness of anytime we were impatient with God. Ask God for the grace to grow in patience, especially when we do not understand his ways.  Patience in reference to God will bear the fruit of greater love and trust in his goodness.

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