“God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built.” 1 Pet 3:20
You have to wonder if God was thinking, ‘Hurry up, Noah, please. I can’t stand the level of evil that is on the face of the earth. This suffering humans are inflicting on one another causes me unspeakable distress and I must wait until you build this boat.’
Patience is a barely existent virtue in my character. I don’t like suffering and I want it to end quickly. I want somebody to do something. More often than not when I have to wait too long, I try to take control and do things myself.
But this isn’t the way of the Lord. His ways are patience. Endurance. And long-suffering. Because timing matters as He assembles everything and all people in place. It’s not always just about me.