How long O Lord will evil reign

And show its ugly face?

How far can the string be pulled

As wickedness is embraced?

How long will we be oppressed

To be coerced in all we do?

Because the cracks eventually are revealed

When we are dictated to.

How long O Lord will Your mercy extend

Before their ideas come crashing down?

Since they will reap what they will sow

When their unwholesome fruit abounds.

Walls of tyranny do come down

But not soon enough it seems,

But You’re working out Your perfect plan

And all behind the scenes.

They think they hold the power

But indeed only You do,

As they’re deceived to think they’re in control

With their manipulation too.

Their reign is only short term

And most times does not end well,

When they rule and reign against Your ways

And disasters they do spell.

How long O Lord, how long indeed

Will Your statutes not be used,

And Your commandments be trodden upon

Whilst Your children are abused?

How long can we be repressed

When evil has its way,

When good is ‘evil’ and evil is ‘good’

And where unrighteousness remains?

How long O Lord is the cry

For true wisdom to be restored,

With common sense and godly fear

As all bow to You my Lord?

Although our trials are temporary

In the scheme of eternity,

At times the pain is too profound;

We need Your mercy urgently!

We cry from the heart

For true justice to be revealed,

And we trust in Your perfect timing

For situations to be healed.

But we do see the small victories

And one by one at least,

As we see our prayers being answered

And this gives us hope and peace.

The darker it will get

The more Your miracles will abound,

As Your glory is revealed to all

And where salvation will be found.

You’re faithful and You’re patient

Whilst You work within our hearts,

To chisel, change and to restore

So we are set apart.

You have the final victory,

Always have and always will,

When evil is like a speck of sand

Whilst Your prophecy is fulfilled.

Hallelujah and all glory

To You alone our God and Lord,

As You warn us but You make a promise

So to You we are restored.

(C) P.B. 2021

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan.”  Proverbs 29:2

“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul…the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”  Psalm 19:7-9

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”  Isaiah 5:20

“And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.  But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!”  Luke 12:4-5

“By your patience possess your souls.”  Luke 21:19

“And shall not God avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?  I tell you that He will avenge them speedily.”  Luke 18:7-8

“In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33

“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.”  Romans 14:11

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”  Philippians 2:10-11

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”  Galatians 6:7

“If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”  2 Chronicles 7:14