divine Delays » Try men's courage and patience
[To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.] How long will you forget me, O LORD? forever? how long will you hide your face from me?
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, and has long patience for it, until he receives the early and latter rain.
My eyes fail for your word, saying, When will you comfort me?
When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.
But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinks upon me: you are my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
I am weary from my crying: my throat is dried: my eyes fail while I wait for my God.
Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.