While in Nigeria on medical missions, I work outside. I do crowd control, trying to make sure people are lined up in an orderly fashion so we can see as many patients as possible.

People wait hours, even days. But they always say, “As long as there is hope.” They’ll wait outside all day, for hope. They’ll wait in the rain when it looks like opportunities are gone, for hope. They’ll wait a year to receive treatment, for hope.

Psalm 123 says, “As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he has mercy upon us.”

I see this every day outside – a desperate hope for some help.

Imagine if we hoped in God the way these people put their hope in us?
There’s a song they taught me while working outside. It says, bend low and see what the Lord can do. It’s that simple. Hope is as simple as bending low.