And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
Luke 24:25 (ESV)
What a painful and arduous a road I have taken to trust Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I was an atheist in high school. During my freshman year, I followed a sect of universalism, believing all religions were paths to the same god. But God granted me His mercy and grace and drew me to Him by showing me the Truth.
I was slow of heart to believe in God but thanks be to God that His patience and love is far greater than mine. When I reflect upon my path, I sometimes ask myself, “Why did it take so long?” But perhaps the better question is, “What did I do to deserve God’s grace?”
Absolutely nothing. God saved me by His grace alone, not by my works or any effort on my part. God showed me the Truth and led me to Him by revealing the inconsistencies in the other religions I was studying. He showed me the futility of leading my life by my own plans. He showed me that to be truly free was to be completely yielded to Him in total submission.
I am slow of heart. But thanks be to God that He is rich in mercy.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.