Sometimes the slow pace of progress in Congo makes it difficult to persevere in hope.
Isaiah 40:31 (KJV) reminds us: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
But what does it mean to wait upon the Lord? Does it mean sitting in a waiting room like a doctor’s waiting room? Ugh! I don’t think that is anyone’s favorite pastime.
According to Strong’s the word translated as “wait” (#H6960) can and has often been translated as hope, or look. The verse has been translated in other versions of the Bible as: They that hope in the Lord or they that look for the Lord . . . .
The primitive Hebrew root of the word is qavah (pronounced kaw-vaw´) which means: “to bind together (perhaps by twisting) or to collect or gather.” This implies weaving or braiding like someone might twist or braid or bind together a rope.
Now that gives us hope.
We are not just sitting around a waiting room—or beside our computers—twiddling our thumbs. Instead, we are waiting while God weaves things together.
Prayers & Praises
Recent news and photos from our team in Congo remind us to put our hope in God for we shall yet praise Him.
Indeed, we do praise Him!
- Thank God for encouraging people to give financial support.
- Thank God for encouraging the Congolese in their work to complete the school.
And we thank you for your continued support and prayers for the advancement of God’s kingdom.
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