Homily...How Long O Lord?

We don't know much about the prophet Habakkuk, but we do know how he prayed. He was very honest with God about his anger, his confusion, as to why God would not protect his people from their enemies. "How long, O Lord? I cry for help but you do not listen! I cry out to you 'Violence!' but you do not intervene. Why must I look on misery?"

Our prayer is often the same. We hear about another terrorist attack. Or we wonder about our own personal suffering. How long must I be on this chemo that makes me so sick? Will my marriage ever be better? Does God really care?

Our faith is small. Yet God says to us, as he said to the prophet: "I promise I will not disappoint you. It's just not time yet. Have faith. At exactly the right time, i will help you." Trust in the slow work of God. He will not disappoint you