...I have been waiting in hope.”
The same place that formally received visitors from miles away, seeking spiritual curses, is now hosting regional prayer and praise meetings, where believers in Jesus come to seek spiritual blessings.
Waiting is the hard part, the it-feels-impossible-I-need-it-now part. But the one Who promises also promises to do the impossible for us (Luke 18:27). And it helps to wait with others. Hearing another person say out loud, "You will get through this," somehow puts handles on our hope and we are able to grab it, holding on tighter.