Exodus 2:23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
Psalm 69:12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards. 13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.
Jesus taught us in the parable of the friend who went to his friend’s house at midnight for bread that it was his persistence that got him the bread, not because he was his friend. It was also persistence that caused a young prophet to fall. He was told by God to go to a city to deliver a message and when he was finished that he should not eat bread, drink water, or return by the way from which he came. When he was finished delivering the word of the Lord he was asked by the king to come to his house. He emphatically replied no he would not come even if he was offered half of the king’s house and told him why. On his way back he decided to rest where he met an old prophet who lied to him and persuaded him to return to his house. While he was eating and drinking and doing what he was told not to do, the word of the Lord came to him through the old prophet which said because he disobeyed he would be eaten by a lion on his way back home, and he was. Persistence may
2 Kings 6:17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
Psalm 143:9 Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me. 10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.