Today my pastor was preaching about Jonah and how he ran away from the presence of God but at the end he did what God had order him to do; which was to take the word of destruction of Nineveh to them. And after he gave the word he got angry because, the Lord didn’t destroy the city and it’s people because they repented by everyone(including animals and livestock) doing fasting and prayer. Sometimes the same happens to us we want the Lord to do what we want but we don’t see the bigger picture that he has for us. Can you believe this prophet that God used tremendously but he was rebellious at times getting mad at God because he had given a word and later thought better of it and didn’t go through it because he saw the ignorace of the people from Nineveh.
I sometimes have my moments of why God!!!.Why do you promise something and don’t do it, but I thank the Lord that in my ignorance his mercy is never ending because, “God is not man to lie,nor son of man to repent”(Numbers 23:19) and he knew the path that my life was gonna take. I might feel like I’m stuck in one place and that I don’t move forward or that my ministry is not growing but you know I have learned to be patient in the Lord and wait for his time is perfect. So wait in him because you might not know tomorrow but he does. You might feel the same way as I do sometimes or you might be stronger than some of us but let’s praise the Lord Almighty for all he does and is. And let’s not be like Jonah that even though he knew the Lord’s way and a reason he ran from his responsibility of taking that word to the Nineveh people was because he knew that God was merciful, let’s not be quick to run,scream or even yell because we don’t get our ways but let’s be patient because, “good comes to those who wait.”
Philippians 4:4-7 NKJV
“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”