Wait for Mercy

Jude 1:21 “as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.”

Aren’t we all waiting for something? Some wait for the perfect job. Some wait for health, wealth, friendship. I wait for a partner in life!

It is becoming clearer to me, that though waiting patiently on the Lord is good, we may not be waiting on the right thing.

Waiting means you’re hoping or maybe you’re anxious about something in particular. There’s a lot of emotion involved and you can become quite exhausted. You strain your eyes searching, your mind thinking, and your heart hoping. We should trust in God’s timing and His provision. Don’t stop hoping.

However, this verse reminds me of a bigger picture kind of truth- what we should truly be waiting for.

“Wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.” We have something sure ahead of us. We do not have to exhaust ourselves with anxiety or seeking because the promise is there and we know the ending to our story.

Instead of focusing so much energy on waiting for earthly treasures, let’s focus on waiting for the ultimate prize. Let your heart hope and long for that. Let eternity with Jesus Christ outshine any other hopes and desires.

Wait for Him. See, your focus changes from being all about You, to being all about Him. I promise, life will be freer and you’ll have more energy if you live life waiting for that eternal life with Jesus Christ.

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