Why, Lord do you wait
Why do you let your enemies seem triumphant
Why, O my God, do you save your words of power for another day
While our tears flow and our hearts ache?
What must we do to change your mind? What more can we say?
What praises have we not already uttered in song and speech?
What day has passed that we have not called on you,
Declared our dependence on you?
If we were delivered yesterday or if we are delivered tomorrow
You get the glory either way,
So what good comes from making the orphan wait for her deliverer to come?
You say you are the Father to the fatherless
You have proven in the past that your compassion is great
And your mercies are new every morning
I know if I feel compassion or long for justice
That it only comes from You.
But what I do not understand is how,
If your compassion is this intense, this full,
How is it that you do not move this mountain now?
How can a heart this passionate and this ready to rescue
Not act now?
But I trust in you, my God.
For nothing good is in me unless it comes from you.
And my longing for this orphan is good and right.
I am finite, lacking in every way. Powerless to change these circumstances
Except for you.
I surrender and trust though I can not understand,
Though I do not see your hand coming to save.
So come, Lord Jesus, speak your words of comfort while we wait
Care for our daughter, speak to her heart. Convince her she is not alone.
And when you choose to show your victory
We will lift a banner up in your name
Saying, "Our God did this! He rescues. He saves."
We will bless our daughters in your name
And they will love you. They will serve you.
They will know you rescued them because you delight in them.
They will hear every day, "Our God is mighty to save!"
You have heard us, but we will say it again everyday
Until we see the victory with our own eyes.
Move, Lord Jesus, in your compassion, by your power,
Rescue this orphan, this day.