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Hope Deferred

January 26, 2012

“Hope deferred makes heart sick.” (Prov. 13:12)

This verse has been turning over and over in my mind the last while. I posted earlier about the fears missionaries face. One of those was the question of the mission field becoming a home for your family. In that initial post, I shared how we had missed out on buying a home.

Part two of the story comes in when we bid on another home. It was better and cheaper than the first. We lowballed the offer and it was accepted. It had a bigger yard which is a huge desire for our kids.

That coupled with some never before seen financial provisions. The conclusion was clear.

God was leading.

We submitted our paperwork for financing very confidently. This began an up and down journey for a month filled with both good and bad news. Banks rejecting us. Appealing to executives who give us hope. Only to be denied again.