Speakers: Kevin DeYoung, Joel Osteen, Paul Sheppard, Eric Folkers
Nothing is wasted when we trust in God’s time. His perfect will be done. God knows what you are going through. He won’t put you through anything you can’t handle. Trust in his timing.
Even when we don’t understand, God has a plan. Jesus is the source of our lives. We need to have patience and wait on Him because we want others to have patience with us. The Lord wants us to serve him and him alone. We want the gift but not the giver. Now is the time of salvation. There’s no repentance in the grave.
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.2 Peter 3:8-9
Forgive me for all my doubts, worries, and fears. Forgive me for my impatience as I wait in this place. Forgive me for questioning the story you’ve written for me. Forgive me for not seeking your face and allowing the struggles before me to seem greater and stronger than your grace and mercy for me. Cleanse my heart of all that keeps me from you.
Grant me the joy that comes from knowing you and being known by you. Fill my heart with gospel joy.