The most repeated verse in the Old Testament is Exodus 34:6-7, which says, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,” These attributes of God are unchanging; they have always been true and will hold true forever. No matter where we may be in our walk with God or how chaotic our current season of life may be, the truth is that God longs to show us His compassion and grace. Even when we deserve punishment and discipline, the Word says that He is slow to anger and quick to forgive. What an awesome God we serve!
If we profess to know and believe in God, why are we so quick to take matters into our own hands instead of waiting patiently for Him? I tend to rush into decisions based on my own understanding instead of waiting for His perfect timing and will. God makes it clear in this verse that He waits for us to wait on Him so that we can recognize His compassion and love. Think about it. It’s all about being aware of His goodness, which can only come when we stop what we are doing, look up, and say, Lord, not my will but yours be done. Why? Because He is: “The Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.”