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 3:9
My daughter has a habit of asking a question over and over again. It doesn't matter if I give the same answer each time, she will continue to ask. In some instances, I suspect she does this to get the answer she wants instead of the answer that I am giving.
Several weeks ago, we were working together one evening. I was trying to quickly get a few orders shipped out and she was working on some homework. She asked me a question and I gave the answer. She asked again and I answered in the same way. By the third time she asked, I grew impatient and showed it in the response I gave to her.
Afterwards I felt badly. While she needs to learn to go with the first answer and leave it at that, she is also 6 years old and I'm, well.... I'm older. :) I need to be more patient and I need to show that in my responses.
As I spent time in prayer the next morning, I prayed about this. I asked God to forgive me and help me to always respond to my children more patiently. It was then that it struck me.... how many times do I ask God the same question over and over again, but yet, he always is patient with me, kind and loving in all his responses.
In some instances, I think I miss his answers and in other times, I suspect I'm doing just as my daugher. I keep asking the same question again hoping to get a difference response. Either way, God is never impatient with me. Ever.
God will never loses his patience with us and always shows his lovingkindness... regardless of our actions. What a blessing!