As I am appreciating a good Costa Rican café, I felt the desire to keep my blog updated…
How fast we forget God’s help and walk in our own strength. It is easy to depend on God’s strength on a mission trip and yet to operate on our own at home. Let me illustrate what I mean, for many years I have slowly been working on my Master degree. (My motive to work on a degree is simply because I love to study the Word of God and to demonstrate my children the importance of study. Now I stand at the end of my ‘school journey’ facing the task of writing a lengthy paper. Although I like to write, I also find it very demanding. I feel much more comfortable communicating verbally, writing is a different story.
Here I am faced with another mountain in my life, and it would be so easy just to quit. This morning I read a devotion that reminded me that in everything I must depend on Him. This is another moment where I have the opportunity to trust Him. The God who sustained me in Costa Rica and helped me do the impossible, is still there ready to rescue me. I like the words penned 2,500 years ago by the prophet Isaiah, “They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and won’t become weary. They will walk and won’t grow tired.” (Isaiah 41:31)
Am I feeling weary and tired facing this paper? Believe me, I am. Yet God’s promise is just as available today as it was 2500 years ago. Let me share with you this morning’s devotion from A.W. Tozer, “It is possible to work far beyond the normal strength of the human constitution and yet experience little or no fatigue because the energy for the work has been provided, not by the burning up of human tissue, but by the indwelling Spirit of power. God has provided supernatural energies for supernatural tasks. Our Lord Jesus was able to work with a minimum of weariness because He was a man completely possessed by the Holy Spirit.”
Tozer’s devotion reminded me of how God sustained me during the Costa Rica trip, and that same God wants to help me with the mountain I am facing. Are you facing a mountain now? Don’t let it bring you down, simply come as you are and trust Him. God is still the faithful One!