“Listen to Me, you stubborn-minded, who are far from righteousness. I bring near My righteousness, it is not far off; and My salvation will not delay. And I will grant salvation in Zion, and My glory for Israel” (Isaiah 46:12-13).
In matters of faith, stubborn-mindedness is most often associated with those whose arrogance leads them to believe they have no need of God’s deliverance. Here, however, the hard-headedness isn’t so much the absence of faith as it is a deliberate refusal to believe in the nearness of God’s salvation and his power to fulfill all promises. What may, from our perspective on time, look delayed is but an accomplished certainty from the perspective of the One having no sense of past or future, but who exists as I AM.