“We must not measure God’s thoughts with our ways, and the purposes of eternity by the hours of time. We must not attribute delay to impotency or forgetfulness.”
Delay is discipline to us, and God has reasons for it. It tests our faith, cultivates our patience, and excites our hope.
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
…you ask God if He really knows what you’re going through (as if He hasn’t answered this question many times before) and He leads you to the book of Habakkuk and (1) enumerates your “complaints”, (2) lets you see how He has been answering your “complaints”, then (3) tells you to wait and wait in faith and worship Him while you wait.
The First Complaint:
2 How long, Lord, must I call for help,
but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, “Violence!”
but you do not save?
3 Why do you make me look at injustice?
Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?
Destruction and violence are before me;
there is strife, and conflict abounds.
4 Therefore the law is paralyzed,
and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous,
so that justice is perverted.
The Lord’s [weird] answer:
6 I am raising up the Babylonians
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