As human beings we look for formulas. We try to figure things out. Sometimes we find them. Sometimes we don't. When all the pieces fit together nicely and things work we are happy. These successful endeavors build our confidence that whatever the problem, if we work hard enough and long enough we will find success, solve the problem or complete the equation. For a while, maybe for most of our lives, this little theory works very nicely. We look pretty good. Everything is going our way. Folks come along and inquire why it seems to be working so well for us and not for them and we just give them our "sage" advice and decide they must not be trying hard enough or there was some error in the process they are using. Maybe we give them a book by Joel Osteen or Zig Ziglar. (A little humor there) We may even experience a few speed bumps along the way ourselves, but we overcome and are able to formulate faith in our abilities and skills. Things seem to be working pretty well for us!
And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king.
Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?
Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.
If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
I have a very difficult situation and have for a number of years. It looks as it the answer to my prayer may be no in this situation. It certainly is wait if nothing else. Please consider the youths.