Trusting God..........Have you ever wrestled with trusting God? How about trusting God in the UNEXPECTED? Do you even think about it. I have. This week down here in Haiti is my third trip and every trip has been different for many reasons. Every time going on a mission trip I have had to TRUST God! Trust him for protection, safety, and for watching my children while I'm away. But these are normal things I trust God for daily. What about the times we don't even think about.
My favorite old testament bible story is found in Joshua 3. It tells about how God showed up in a shocking and breathtaking way. The leader of the Israelites, Joshua, was given directions from the Lord to consecrate yourselves, which means get rid of your sins, for tomorrow He will do amazing things among you. The Lord was going to lead the whole nation across the Jordan River. And get this, the Jordan was at flood stage. The waters were high and the current was strong! A very scary place to be. But the next day as the Israelites approached the Jordan the priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant TRUSTED GOD in an UNEXPECTED way. "AS SOON AS" (Joshua 3:15) the priests feet touched the waters edge, the water upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away. And the Israelites were able to cross safely. The key words I love here are "AS SOON AS".
Today's experience in Haiti had lots of opportunities to TRUST God in the UNEXPECTED. Alot of our team members had to put their Trust in God in situations we have never been in or may never be in again. We visited Carrefour, which is a place where we were able to bring comfort and temporary healing to those who may or may not get physically healed. The women were able to care for the women by painting their nails, rubbing lotion on their bodies, and giving massages. For some this was a step out of their comfort zone. Trusting God for His strength to get through. The men also were needing God's strength while bringing comfort to the adult men at Carrefour. There the men were able to rub lotion over the men's sores. Some of the men were very sensitive to our touch and just needed that gentle touch. An opportunity for us all to Trust God.
My hope and prayer for you today is that no matter where you are at or what you are going through that you can have the faith to trust God in all areas of your life and take that first Step! The same step that the priests took thousands of years ago. And believe that when you do God will step in and take over and work miracles in your life!
May God bless you all,