Through the Lord’s mercies, we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 (NKJV)
Have you ever been overtaken by life’s simple frustrations like being impatient at a stoplight? Or the cashier runs out of tape or coins just when it’s your turn at the register? Or you’ve been in the drive-thru line for twenty minutes, waiting…. just for a cup of coffee! Uggh!
We become restless, anxious and frustrated just because things are not moving as quickly as we desire. Sometimes we can even become impatient, waiting for God to answer prayers and release the gifts and desires of our heart. We are so sure about our needs and wants, but is this what God wants? Maybe you are in a season of waiting for a reason? God must be up to something.
It is difficult for us to wait on Him, but He waits so patiently on us to get our act together…. and He is compassionate. No matter what our challenges are, the mistakes we’ve made, or how small or great our pressures are, God’s mercy is greater than any of our problems or fears. It is because of who Jesus is, that despite our shortcomings and weaknesses, his heart is full of mercy and goodness. He considers our simple frustrations of life important enough to provide sprinkles of mercy and love to guide us throughout the day. Why? Because He cares and is concerned about everything that goes on in our lives.
So the next time you become just a little impatient or anxious about life, consider the generous mercies of God and the abundance of love that He continuously provides every day.
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever”. Psalm 23:6