I was waiting for an answer via an email and there had been a long silence. When at last a reply came, I was told to wait a little longer. It appeared to be a small breakthrough, and it raised my hopes. Yet after that, the long silence prevailed. God seemed to be saying “no”.
And then I received my rejection call. The heart that had held onto hope for so long finally broke.
Proverbs 13:12 kept coming to me, and in different versions no less.
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.“ (Proverbs 13:12, ESV)
“When hope’s dream seems to drag on and on, the delay can be depressing. But when at last your dream comes true, life’s sweetness will satisfy your soul.“ (Proverbs 13:12, The Passion Translation)
Check out the article I wrote to Thir.st: this story can be found in Precious Moments in the Wilderness.