For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door shall be opened.
Luke 11:10 AMP
God never tires of us coming to Him with the same problem over and over. He never says “What is it this time?!” or “Just get over it!” Problems and conflicts are used by God to shape and mold our character and train us for battle. In the Book of Judges, the 3rd chapter, it says God intentionally kept the inhabitants of the Promised land, who were idol worshipers and human sacrificers in the land to test the Isrealites, to see if indeed they would keep their promises and remain faithful to Him. God does not set us up for failure. He is never surprised by our choices because He is God, after all. But He never ceases to give us second chances and opportunities to do over and to do better. Like a father teaching his child to ride a bike God allows us to make mistakes. He does not give up on us or get frustrated with us when we have to do it over and over. While we are feeling like utter failures or idiots He is saying just agree with Me that what you did was wrong and let us put that behind us. God does not hold grudges or bring up the past to hang guilt on us. We have a buggar in our corner who is our enemy and loves to point his bony finger of accusation at us and we quickly agree with him that we are worthless and undeserving of God’s grace but God LOVES US!!! He is patient and kind, slow to anger and full of loving kindness. God invites us to come to Him with all cur concerns. He says “Cast ALL your cares upon Me
because I care for you.”
3 thoughts on “Knock and keep on knocking”
If not that He cares for us, life would have been brutish, nasty or short as Thomas Hobbes would put it. Thank God, He is slow anger.
Yes! Thank God for His great patience!
*Slow to anger*