In Psalms 10 David is crying out to the Lord. “1 Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? Why do You hide in times of trouble? 2 The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.” It’s not really that the Lord has left, or gone far away, leaving man to do as he wishes. But rather, even He must wait for the fullness of time. What a man sows he reaps, even the cities of sodom and gamora were spared for a time. When we see things that shouldn’t be going on around us and we ask God why, the answer is often because he’s merciful, think where you'd be if He wasn't. Just some thoughts.