“But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.” (2 Peter 3:13–14, ESV)
With the eyes of our hearts opened to see the things of God we become very aware of what is wrong in the world and what is wrong in our life. We cannot change the world directly, but we can change our life and, in the process, maybe our small corner of the world can be better.
God has promised that He is going to change the world and only He has the power to do so. Until that time, he directs us to live in this promise with patience an endurance to the end. Because God is patient as well not wanting any to perish and so there are still more who will be saved. There is a purpose to God’s plan just as God had a purpose to save you in the grace of Christ.
As we wait trusting in the promise of a better day God directs us how: Be diligent, committed, seeking to grow every day. Be clean, deal with sin growing every day to be more and more like Christ, striving to present yourself before the Lord one day having loved Jesus and having kept His commandments. Be at peace, do not be overcome by the turmoil of the world, the promises of God are our rock and our anchor. Let the peace of Christ dwell in you richly. Our peace should begin at the cross. If Jesus is willing to die for you will he let you perish in this current evil and twisted time. When we lose our peace, we are vulnerable to the enemy. Stand fast, “and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.” (Ephesians 6:15, ESV)