1And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; 2Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: 3And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. 4And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; 5Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. 6And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. 7And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 8I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
That’s a good question: ‘shall he find faith on the earth?’
This unjust judge took care of the situation just to get the woman off of his back! I am thankful that God is not at all like that! God answers our prayers speedily because he is our Father AND he just doesn’t answer them so as to get rid of us! God is just, he answers our prayers justly! There may be times we just don’t recognize them right away.
The concept of justice talked about in the bible is about truth and righteousness. What is just is what’s best for us and the word gives us instruction in those things that are just by doctrine, reproof and correction(II Timothy 3:16). God committed Himself to His Word because He wanted people to know how to be victorious in life. Many times when we think of justice, it's worldly justice that comes to mind. We think of justice as fairness and equity among other things. We think of the law, courts, legalities, lawyers and politicians. Justice in the Bible is backed by love and the truth. It sheds light on what God’s love is all about.
Many times because of shortsightedness and not being aware of all that is involved behind the scenes or even into the future, it does not seem like God answers our prayers ‘speedily’. We look for the results to come right away! The prayer may be answered right away, but the results may not be visible. He may tell you that you have to wait a bit. He may tell you that it isn’t the best and there is a better way. I am thankful for the way God answers prayers. It is the always the best. We end up being extremely thankful. If you are honest with God in your conversations, you'll end up singing '♪♫♪♫There are more prayers than I can count that I’m so thankful He did not bring to pass. As the years go by we realize that he is always looking out for us. We would not have fared well if God was into answering our requests like a genie in a bottle!