O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! Even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? For spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention (Hab 1:2-3); I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what He will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the Lord answered me, and said, “Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry” (Hab 2:1-3)~~ When tossed and perplexed with doubts about the methods of Providence, we must watch against temptations to be impatient. When we have poured out complaints and requests before God, we must observe the answers God gives by His word, His Spirit, and providences; and what the Lord will say to our case. When we get impatient, we tend to stop doing what WE are supposed to be doing. We back away and refuse to do our part because we feel justified holding back since the blessing…that vision we are looking for is being (seemingly) withheld. But the reason so many of us miss the Word of God is because we are now not ‘listening’ to the Word of God. We may feel like God is not listening to us when in fact we have not stopped complaining about things and being all over the place; to get in position and even listen to HIM. When He finally gets our attention and we stop all of the actions and noise of our own understandings …when we wait on Him, THEN He gives us the vision! A true vision that is bigger than us and has generational proportions; a vision that we don’t accomplish but He accomplishes through us… a vision that brings HIS glory (not ours) to pass. But until God makes a move, we must exercise patience and trust; we must abstain from complaining because our blessing seems delayed; we must do what WE are supposed to do..standing OUR own watch! Trust Him…it will happen! God is not a man, that He should lie (He is the Way, the TRUTH and the life); neither the son of man, that He should repent (His gifts are irrevocable): hath He said, and shall He not do it (His Word will not return to Him void); hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good (and God Said: “Let There Be”… and it was so; and He saw that it was good)? Don’t complain, gripe or fret: He will do what He said He would do! You just keep the faith and do what you’re supposed to do. It will come to pass!