“And will He delay long over them? I tell you the truth that He will bring about justice quickly” (Luke 18:7-8) It is a paradox– two mutually exclusive truths that are nevertheless still true. God delays and God brings justice quickly. Like water building up against a dam, the prayers of God’s people are often required to accumulate over months and years until they gain the necessary force of God’s own will. When the dam breaks, it seems sudden, but it really is the product of years and tears. Jesus never denied that God delays. He waits until a church is ripened and ready to receive the blessing. He waits until a person learns the lesson of persevering love. In quiet determination, true faith continues in prayer until the blessing comes. Friends, as you pray today, are you convinced that God will not delay one moment longer than is necessary? Will you continue to pray and trust His timing?