"But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life."
God offers grace to those that need it most. He gives a chance to exercise faith and share His love. That love was displayed; it was shown by what He did on the cross. And that was the reason referred to in our verse today. Greater love has no one than this, that they give their life for another. He has UNLIMITED PATIENCE!
When I read this verse out of 1st Timothy I think of my life and how fortunate I am that God sent mercy my way. Mercy came running in my direction. Mercy offered me a clean white board, a second chance and the opportunity to right wrongs and walk His walk. Thankfully He had patience without limits!
Remember today that God is for you. He is praying for you, gently nudging you towards the right path and speaking through all that is around you. Look for Him. He is with YOU. When everyone else is against you He is all you need to hold on to. Trust His leading. Believe His Word. Grace and mercy is on the way!