Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

June 5, 2012

Christy Marchiando

Sophomore, Pre-Pharmacy

2 Pet 3:12-15a, 17-18
Ps 90:2, 3-4, 10, 14+16
Mark 12:13-17

“But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of the righteousness” -2 Peter 3:13

Do you ever find yourself building up with frustration as you wait hour after hour for an important email response? How about impatiently waiting for that Organic Chemistry exam grade? Many of us can find ourselves tied up in daily events like these in which patience is not considered our strong suit. 

This situation can be strongly correlated with finding patience in a relationship with God. How are you to grow with God if you have no patience with him? If you do not receive the exam grade that you intended on getting do you turn your back on God, or do you continue to be patient?

There have been instances where I have found myself asking God “why”?  Why is it such a gloomy day outside today? Why did I not get that job? Why is there still no cure to cancer? My constant questions of “why” have come at times of frustration and impatience, yet I still have been left with no answers. Today’s reading has given me a new perspective that will allow me to further grow in my faith. In order to find the answers to my continuation of question after question, I must gain patience in the Lord and also find patience in myself. According to today’s reading, patience is key, “but in keeping his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of the righteousness.” Not only will a new heaven and a new earth come, but the answers to our prayers will be given to us as we continue to grow spiritually with the Lord and strengthen the relationship.

So when we find ourselves questioning the Lord, let us remember to breathe, take a step back, and realize that God is on our side.

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