I can not remember how many times I have been asked the question, “What is taking God so long? Why is He delaying His coming and allowing all this suffering to go on?” Valid questions, it would seem. Unless, that is, you understand the big picture. Unless we can grasp God’s purpose in creation and in allowing this world to go on as it is we will be vulnerable to doubts and uncertainty as to the love and goodness of our Creator. It is for this purpose that we prepared the following study about God’s purpose and what should be our purpose in life.