Higher Than Our Ways - 09

As a retail manager in a popular toy store, I spend a lot of time around people. Many of them are demanding and impatient, especially during the holiday season. The urge to lose patience is sometimes quite strong.

When serving the worst of these consumers, I sometimes give less than my best. On purpose. (Don’t tell my boss!) I lose my patience and get a bit snappy. I retreat from the sales floor and take a moment in the back room, away from the frenzy and noise.

I’m grateful that God doesn’t react the way I do. When I get demanding and impatient, He doesn’t treat me differently, or retreat to take a moment. God continues to treat me with mercy and compassion, rebuking when necessary.

Psalm 86:15- “But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.” I depend on God being like himself, being consistent, loving, merciful and full compassion. I depend on God’s ways being higher than mine.

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