Even more clearly than in chapter seven, the Lord again clearly states why he did things the way he did with the Egyptians. In chapter nine, he says, "I could have killed [all the Egyptians] by now...but I have let [them] live for this reason—that you might see my power and that my fame might spread throughout the earth."
God could have finished the end goal among the Egyptians any time he wanted. It is the same with the work among the Dong people. God is able to have already finished the work. When we wonder why nothing is happening or when it will happen, we can continue praying with the firm knowledge that he will accomplish his will."
And as he says in chapter ten, "You will be able to tell wonderful stories to your children and grandchildren about the marvelous things I am doing among the Egyptians to prove that I am the Lord."
Father, we look forward to the day we tell of your works among the Dong to our children and grandchildren, to watch their eyes grow wide to hear of the wonderful works of the Lord. We proclaim, in faith, the fact that you are in complete control and will accomplish your will. May all the glory go to the King of Kings for the victory.