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
Dear God, my wife and I were having dinner with friends last night and the conversation rolled around to some of the things in our lives that haven’t gone how we planned or wanted. For some of those things, we are still waiting for you to answer our prayers and do what we hope you will do.
I mentioned to them that I have just gotten to the point that I believe that you will bring about the things I hope you will. Bring about, but it has to be done n this way, taking this much time, because that is the way that will be best for your plan and the way that will best accomplish what I hope you will accomplish. There are times when I feel like my decision to believe this is a mental crutch to get through some of the disappointments and frustrations in my life. On the other hand, when I look back on my life, time and time again I can see that the things I wanted to happen that you brought about almost always required more time to come together than I wanted, but they also turned out better than I had expected because of it.
Father, for privacy reasons and since others see this journal I am not going to specifically say what I mean when I pray this, but I know you know what I’m talking about. So please do your work. Do it in your time. Do it in your way. Do it for your purposes and plan. And do it for your glory. Forget me. Forget my desires or my ego in this. I give it all to you and submit my glory in exchange for your glory.
In Jesus’s name I pray,