2 Peter 3:9b (AMP): The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance.
Proverbs 10:17 (NIV) Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray. Proverbs 3:12 (AMPC): For whom the Lord loves He corrects, even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights. Acts 28:27 (NLT): For the hearts of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear,and they have closed their eyes- so their eyes cannot see, and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand,and they cannot turn to me and let me heal them.’ 2 Chronicles 14:11 (AMPC); Asa cried to the Lord his God, O Lord, there is none besides You to help, and it makes no difference to You whether the one You help is mighty or powerless. Help us, O Lord our God! For we rely on You, and we go against this multitude in Your name. O Lord, You are our God; let no man prevail against You! 2 Chronicles 15:2 (NLT) as you stay with him! Whenever you seek him, you will find him. But if you abandon him, he will abandon you. James 4:8 (NKJV): Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.
Deuteronomy 4:29 (NIV) But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. 2 Chronicles 16:10 ( NLT) Asa became so angry with Hanani for saying this that he threw him into prison and put him in stocks. At that time Asa also began to oppress some of his people. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (LB): then if my people will humble themselves and pray, and search for me, and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear them from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land.