[Written while in Uganda]
A good day ends in a fatigued and depleted soul for The Lord, Jesus Christ. God shows His power and might in spectacular style. There is much clarity when I accept this notion that there is nothing in my own power that I am able to do in a situation. Even more so when I don’t feel the burden to ask God what I need to do, such is my confidence in Him. This isn’t to be confused with spiritual complacency. This is the simple awareness that in good time, God will let me know exactly what I need to do. Uganda is a great place to put this into practice because so much of the work here IS beyond our control. At least in Uganda, my experience has been that The Lord doesn’t need managers here… He needs able bodied servants prepared to rest when He says rest, go when He says go and wait when He says wait. He is fully in control and nowhere is this more apparent then here in Uganda! I’d like to try and bring this mind-set home with me… I also realize that… this is easier said then done!
Am I fully trusting myself in God’s Hand, as Chambers states? It is no less true that God is FULLY in control, whether I abide in this or not. When I cannot see, I can Trust what God sees. When I strain to hear, I can Trust God’s ear. This is the beauty of Trusting The Lord in all things… absolute abandonment into His Hand. Peace, SAG
20 As he came near to the den where Daniel was, he cried out in a tone of anguish. The king declared to Daniel, “O Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?”
21 Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever!
22 My God sent his angel and shut the lions’ mouths, and they have not harmed me, because I was found blameless before him; and also before you, O king, I have done no harm.”
23 Then the king was exceedingly glad, and commanded that Daniel be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no kind of harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.