The Lord’s patience with me is the greatest and most intimate example I have for the forbearance I need to demonstrate toward other people. Just as God has been long suffering with me in my desire to follow Jesus, so I need to be with everyone when I’m not treated the way I want them to treat me.
My ego has unrealistic expectations and sets me up for innumerable disappointments regarding the behavior of other people. There is nothing I should expect from anyone other than God when it comes to the fulfillment of His promises because He alone is capable of performing and executing their completion.
Neither should I expect Him to do it on my schedule because only He knows the perfect timing.
I pray that the Lord will help me be content in every situation as I simply and humbly abide in His peace and joy.