The book of Jeremiah was written almost 700 years before the birth of Christ! The Lord revealed to him that "the days are coming." To me this speaks to the fact that God's timing is His own - and not for us to understand! It also prompts me to reframe my concept of patience. When I ask God to answer a prayer I, in all honestly, hope/expect/want immediate response!
How do we wait patiently without losing hope that God hears us and/or will answer our prayer?
" For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans" (Romans 8:24-26 NIV).
while it is a blessed thing to know that Christ is Jehovah and that as a man he is Righteousness, the great joy of this name lies in the fact that Christ is THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS (I Cor. 1:30-31). The Lord Jesus Christ is our righteousness for justification. . . His work, only his work, without any contribution whatsoever from us, makes us righteous in the sight of God. God looks upon all who believe as though the life which Christ lived had been lived by us. He graciously accepts, blesses, and rewards us as though all that Christ has done had been done by us, his believing people. God so perfectly imputes the righteousness of Christ to us that we are called by this very name (Jer. 33:15-16).
This is how we know God will answer our prayers - in His time and on His terms. Our Jehovah-Tsidkenu makes us worthy to approach God with our prayers. Jesus won us the right to even approach the throne. These verses from Jeremiah remind us that God is faithful.
So pour out your prayers to God. Because His son, OUR righteousness, is worthy, we are worthy to pray.
Blessings on your journey,