6 “Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call upon him while he is near;
7 let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
As I drove through the city gates of St.Marc, Haiti, memories of holding on to a word of the Lord that reflected little fruit at the time, came to mind. I remember sitting in a little room decorated by concrete and cement, worshipping Jesus at a time when nothing seemed to go well for Haiti. The word was simple: “
Establish My Presence in the hardest and darkest, during the hardest and darkest moment
”. So we did what we could – we worshipped and prayed faithfully no matter what we saw outside the gates. To tell you the truth, sometimes it seemed hopeless. Whether people were recovering from the earthquake, or trying to survive cholera, there was little to see in the physical realms of any progress. But we did all we could to hold on to the truth that worshipping God manifests His presence. No questions asked. It didn't matter how we felt, what we saw or how many people died. All that mattered, was His Word and His faithfulness to complete it.
I left that season with so many questions.
Was there a purpose to the prayer room? Did we accomplish anything? Did I pray enough?
And on and on my mind would spin with only the supremacy of God and His sovereignty to give me any kind of peace. That may be enough for some, but my anxious mind wanted tangible answers. I guess I was just being human wanting to dodge an opportunity for faith in exchange for “proof” to ease my ego.
Yet after four years, in His own timing, God gave me the privilege to return to Haiti to show me His faithfulness. That little prayer room that we pursued in faith, has now turned into a newly built prayer chapel for the Lord. YWAM Haiti embraced the need to prioritize His presence and established a physical space to symbolize what is most important to them. Some of you, extended your faith into this amazing project and YWAM Haiti has sent their love and thanks for believing in their ministry and God’s hope for this nation. Prayers have begun to bear fruit as people have received deep healing from years of hard ministry, disciples have been trained seeing an increase in supernatural fruit on the mission field, and new ministries have begun to birth. Entering Haiti was such a homecoming reminding me of how faithful God is to His words, no matter how hopeless we may feel at the time. Leaving, I was reminded that God’s word has only begun to go forth, and He delights to use us to manifest His Glory all the more.
Thank you for praying for Haiti and extending your faith into one of the hardest and darkest nations. Please continue to pray for unity for Haiti so the nation may witness Revival. If God can change my own nation, S.Korea, in one generation, God can do it again for Haiti
Love you all more than you know.