Wait for the Lord

After two whole years, Pharaoh dreamed...
Wait for the Lord
It is a very great and an incomparable example because of the countless sufferings which concurred in one man and continued for so long a time and offered no hope. . .. From such examples, however, have flowed those remarkable exhortations in the psalms and in the prophets. "Wait for the Lord; be strong" (Psalm 27:14). Likewise: "If it seem slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay" (Habakkuk 2:3). Likewise: "Then you will know that I am the Lord; those who wait for Me shall not be put to shame" (Isaiah 49:23). The weak flesh says: "It is lasting too long. Help is delayed for five, 10, or 20 years; and no end of the trial is in sight." But remember that you have the promise and have God as your Friend and Father. . .. Thus today we are tormented and afflicted by Satan and the world in various ways. . .. But what else should you do than wait for the Lord? You have the promise that God is your Father. Add faith and love to this, have no doubt about the promise, and wait, since what is promised is not shown immediately. . .. Let us rather conclude: "I know that I have been baptized, that I have eaten the body and drunk the blood of the Son of God, that I have been absolved by divine authority, that all my sins have certainly been forgiven me, and that victory over the devil, death, and hell has been promised me. What more should I ask for?"
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