This week we head back to Central Asia. Even though we are excited to head back to a place we consider home, we realise things will be different. We are entering a different season. Our team is changing with a few dear friends moving to another country of service in the fall. Our school has a new director and principal. If you read my blog at all, you have heard me talk about reading the Psalms this month. The timing has been God sent. When I hear of changes, my heart can become fearful of the unknown. I find myself waiting for the shoe to drop and something else to happen. Instead this week, God has been speaking to my heart through his word.
In Psalm 112, the Psalmist writes about those who fear the Lord. In verses 7 and 8, he writes,
They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.The day after reading this, we received some bad news that some friends of ours are not returning. I want to fear but God says, "Trust."
Then today as I was reading Proverbs 3 in the Message, it was as if God was speaking directly to me.
Don't lose your grip on Love and Loyalty. Tie them around your neck; carve their initials on your heart. Earn a reputation for living well in God's eyes and the eyes of the people. TRUST GOD from the bottom of your heart;don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track. Don't assume you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! (vs 2-6)So today I am trusting in a God who knows the unknowns. The Fall will be full of changes and hard good byes. It will also be full of new friends and the chance to get to do what we love to do. I am looking forward to seeing how God will work and show His glory in the land where we serve.
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What are some verses God has given you this week for the season you are in?