Tim and I just finished up our "team meeting," the first one solo since the Cubases are leaving next week. We're having a lot of feelings these days surrounding responsibility, expectations, roles, fear, need vs. call, etc. How many times today have we come to the point of saying, "Well we'd better just pack up and go home" and then smiling slyly and asking ourselves, "What are the things that are true?"
What are the things that are true? Feelings are real, for sure, but they don't necessarily reveal the truth of the situation. I can come up with 10 million reasons to feel discouraged or afraid, but it doesn't change the fact that I'm here today and trust that God brought me here. For a reason.
What else is true? It's true that "the earth is the Lord's and everything in it" (Psalm 24:1)
and that "He who began a good work in Puerto Supe will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 1:6). This is His job, not mine. And I can trust Him with it.
"His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness" (2 Peter 1:3)
and "I can do all things through Him who gives me strength" (Philippians 4:13).
It's remarkable how different the truth is from my feelings. Thank you, Lord, that my heart doesn't have the last word. Your Word brings hope and light and rest. Give me the courage to believe You over the anxious rumblings.
PS- Hope you didn't mind the EXTRA LARGE words-- I was dying to see them towering over the lies :-)