The Lord is gracious, He is patient as He is just. If He weren’t patient and gracious, who can stand? His justice – to His children, discipline – comes with warnings, with reminders. It is us who ignore, who choose to go our own way. And when we do we will be disappointed. Time and again, we see that those who put their hope and trust in God have peace (even in the midst of troubles) and are never in want. You’ll see.
The Lord is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness, and he will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is Zion’s treasure. (Isaiah 33:5, 6 ESV)
What does the Lord require from His children? He wants us to live with integrity. To walk the right path. To be salt and light.
He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands, lest they hold a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes from looking on evil, he will dwell on the heights; his place of defense will be the fortresses of rocks; his bread will be given him; his water will be sure. (Isaiah 33:15, 16 ESV)
And in due time, we will see God. It will be awesome.