"And the Lord was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presences as yet."
2 Kings 13:23
"As yet" is the scary part, eh? :) I think this scripture shows us some of the incredible patience of the Lord. Even though bad things were going on, the Lord was patient with his people... kind of like the story of the tame and wild olive trees (Jacob 5). He waits, and nourishes the tree and digs around it instead of casting it into the fire. :) Gives us a little time to get ourselves together. But not only time, but all the help that he can offer. He is there helping us constantly, and there to talk to as well... because no matter how scary we are sometimes, he won't cast us from his presence as yet. :) A good thing. So, today... let's talk to him, and see if we can avoid the "yet." :)