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Waiting For People To Say They Are Sorry

Philosophy View Of Waiting

The action of staying where one is or delaying action until a particular time or event.

The action or occupation of working as a waiter or waitress.

Official attendance at court.

Biblical View Of Waiting

Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receives the early and latter rain.

James 5:7 KJV

Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.

Psalm 33:20 KJV

Have you ever felt like you were betrayed and waited to hear those little magic words “I am sorry” but instead it went another way. Usually those individuals have their power mixed up with their worth. In their minds they think they have enough power to make one feel guilty, stupid or shame, which in turn will make them feel better about themselves. Even when days are hard and I feel like I am losing myself, my best strategy for coping is to do the very best I can and to give myself the space to be OK without being perfectly comfortable

One of the things that leads to frustration is waiting, especially waiting for people to apologize. For this, not even the “patience of Job” will help us. We need the patience of God. God knows how to wait patiently. How long did God wait for a world at odds with him to say it was sorry?

Apostle Peter is the author of the book of Peter, he was one of Jesus’ disciples. Peter became a leader in the first Christian church in Jerusalem, he wrote his letter to Christians who were suffering persecutions. Peter wanted them to trust God more. He also emphasized that their troubles would test them, according to 1 Peter 3 :20. As long as it took Noah to build the ark God waited patiently, Only eight people were saved from that terrible flood. God waited, but still a sinful world refused to repent.

Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

1 Peter 3:20 KJV

In the book of 2nd Corinthian’s 5:19 tells us that when God was on earth in Christ reconciling the world to himself, he waited thirty- one years almost his whole life for some people to say they were sorry:

To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

2nd Corinthian’s 5:19 KJV

These were people he loved.

People who were close to him.

People in his very own family.

His brothers never did get around to doing it.

For neither did his brethren believe in him.

John 7:5 KJV

It took the Resurrection and Ascension to convince Jesus’ brothers that Jesus was the Christ, and they probably felt sorry for doubting him.

These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

Acts 1:14 KJV

I wonder if any of the people in Jesus’ hometown, those he grew up with and his family, ever got around to saying they were sorry for trying to push him off a cliff after his first sermon as stated in Luke 4:16, 28-30

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

Luke 4:16 KJV

And all they in the synagogue when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,

And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.

But he is passing through the midst of them went his way,

Luke 4: 28-30 KJV

We might have to wait our whole life to hear those longed-for words, “I am sorry”, some of us may never hear them at all but we have Jesus, he knows how to wait it out patiently. Remember that patience is a fruit of the spirit according to Galatians 5:22.

When we need patience to wait through heartaches, misunderstandings, and hostility we have Jesus.

When we need patience to wait for an apology that may never come, we have Jesus. Patience is love willing to wait out frustration. Yes, for this we all we need JESUS

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Galatians 5:22 KJV


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