Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
God doesn't always answer our questions. At times our search for guidance is met with silence. When this happens, frustrated and confused believers wonder why God is ignoring them. It's not that God is ignoring our prayers, but sometimes we need to answer his questions before he answers ours. God's questions challenge us to think differently about what it means to live in the will of God and what it means to truly follow the God who is asking them.
EIGHT QUESTIONS CAN SHOW YOU HOW TO- make peace with unanswered questions;- live in God's will even when you don't understand what he's doing; and- understand how God's teaching style requires radical faith--and brings unbelievable peace.