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Faith & Trust

August 14, 2019

I was thinking about my faith and trust in God this morning.

First, I thought, I have lived by faith in coming and going to Papua New Guinea for so many years. Each month, when I see the statement of those who gave to God for the work of Onobasulu Bible translation my heart is overwhelmed with awe and gratitude. And, yes, God did so many miracles getting me back to PNG in June!

However, just a month after I left Texas for PNG, my Texas storage unit was burglarized. It has been so difficult to figure out what really is missing from a whole other country. Thanks to my two nieces who have helped so much! But I still need to finalize the police and insurance reports!! Then, when I was packing, I mailed four boxes to myself. Two have arrived; two are still wandering the globe (or have been lost to me). I spent God’s money buying what went into those boxes and mailing them, as I believed that I needed all of those items.

My human response is to complain to God, “How could you let my boxes be lost and my storage shed robbed?!” Does this mean my faith is somehow broken? Are there holes to be repaired? Or am I just being stretched? I don’t know. But I join my buddies, David and Job, and bring my complaint to God. What is His answer? I am tucked into a beautiful valley in the midst of mountainous PNG that He created. The skies declare the glory of the Lord. The very air that I just breathed is supplied by Him. He has poured so many amazing benefits into my life ~ most importantly, the gift of salvation and eternal life and fellowship with God, the creator of the universe.

So today, I share with you my deepest thoughts. Do I have all of the answers? No. Just the one answer: God is good, all of the time.

I pray that your faith and trust grows in God. However, be warned, it can be painful. Thanks for praying for me, especially during this growth season.

Jesus, I do believe, help my unbelief.

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  1. August 15, 2019 4:45 am

    Amen! Learning faith is difficult, but amazing once learned. Praying for your work and ministry.

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