The Bible records accounts of Jesus’ delays, many of which seem at the time to be inexplicable from our point of view. Yet every delay there flows depts of much wisdom and love. If nothing else, delay, if we accept it for what it is, can produce in us quiet virtues: humility, patience, endurance, and persistance. Qualities that are often the last resort for many of us to learn.
Does the Lord seem far away? He isn’t indifferent to our plight, He is quite concerned in fact. He is waiting while His purposes are achieved. Then, at the right moment, He will intercede. Matter of fact, He is already interceding. God is NEVER in a hurry. He is ALWAYS right on time.
For the LORD has told me this: “I will watch quietly from my dwelling place–as quietly as the heat rises on a summer day, or as the morning dew forms during the harvest.”
Isaiah 18:4 NLT