Psalm 119:2 LB “Happy are all who search for God and always do His will.”
Today I went to the bank.
Since God is after the best for me, not what He can get from me as I have thought in times past, it would seem the best course of action would be to trust His processes over my own.
Isaiah 8:11 ERB “The Lord spoke to me, like a firm grasp of the hand.”
It therefore was a foreign feeling to me when it became clear that our next assignment was going to bring us back to Burundi. I had become so used to being the one who would go scratch something out of the ground that even considering a return made my head spin.
In this “line of work” there is little we can do to prepare for the unseen as what is unseen here is far beyond what we can imagine. Someone coined the phrase, “where truth is stranger than fiction” when trying to describe the challenges we face on the continent of Africa.
Colossians 3:23 "And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men."
The moment any of us think outside of the realm of ourselves, we will quickly find the extraordinary taking place in our lives.
Our service to people isn't based on their merits or their appreciation of our call to serve God.
People in this world will disappoint us and we often further disappoint ourselves when we expect others to understand us or want to help us when it feels as if we are going to collapse under the weight of life.