Future Grace ~ John Piper

There are certain books that I keep on my nightstand that I only read a chapter at a time. Future Grace by John Piper is one of these. This is a quote from Chapter Thirteen.

In God’s Place, At God’s Pace, By Future Grace

Impatience is a form of unbelief. It’s what we begin to feel when we start to doubt the wisdom of God’s timing or the goodness of God’s guidance. It springs up in our hearts when our plan is interrupted or shattered. It may be prompted by a long wait in a checkout line or a sudden blow that knocks out half our dreams. The opposite of impatience is not a glib denial of loss. It’s a deepening, ripening, peaceful willingness to wait for God in the unplanned place of obedience, and to walk with God at the unplanned pace of obedience – to wait in his place, and go at his pace. And the key is faith in future grace.

…God is ruling the world. He is ruling history. And it is all for the good of his people and the glory of his name. ‘From of old they have not heard nor perceived by ear, neither has the eye seen a God besides Thee, who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him’ (Isaiah 64:4) The power of patience flows through faith in the future, sovereign grace of God.”

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him. (Lamentations 3:25)

Blessings on your day as you live in faith for our future grace!

5 thoughts on “Future Grace ~ John Piper

  1. This hit me hard. I was just telling a friend today how impatient I am. Thank you Lord . I heard you loud and clear.

    Beth, God is good to us. It was great to see Jamie yesterday when he came over to pick up his jeep for some fun in the sun! Blessings on you and Dave!

  2. Wow. That was exactly what I needed to hear for a situation I was in today. Thank you for posting that at exactly the right time. 🙂
    Blessings,
    Michelle
    PS – thanks for dropping by my blog. It’s so nice to “meet” you. 🙂

    Hi Michelle, God’s timing is always just right! Blessings on you. Nice to “meet” you, too.

  3. Great quote. I’ve never entertained the idea that impatience is a form of unbelief. But after some thought it certainly seems to hold much truth …. Delany

    Hi Delaney, I never thought of impatience in this way either. Blessings on you!

  4. Thanks I was googling a paraphrase of this scripture came across your site, and wow I want to read this book by Piper.
    I’m totally in a waiting phase & this is just what I needed to hear today. Blessings, Becca
    Hi Rebecca, I’m glad you found this. I hope you find this encouraging while you wait… Blessings on you.

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