Micah, one of the minor prophets spent a lot of time with people who lived in conflict with the Lord's instructions. In his calling from God, Micah continued to preach and warn the people against the way they were living. As is the case with most of the minor prophets, the people did not listen. Their evil continued to increase.

Just as it was for Micah, it is easy for us to become frustrated with long term relationships and the environments where they exist. Enduring long spans of frustration or experiencing recurring moments of what we feel like may be an injustice can take its toll on our morale. Like Micah, we want what we do to provide meaning and purpose and we want our work to bear the fruit we desire β€”or as long as it's good.

For Micah, his perspective on a frustrating work is something we should all be reminded of on occasion. 

"But as for me, I will look to the LordI will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me." - Micah 7:7 (ESV)

May your patience endure with your injustices as you continue to hope in the Father and the Son.